ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
2-46. Deployment Bag Panels and Flaps.
This task covers:
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 20,
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16,
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Laid out on work table
Marking Aid, Item 15/16, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 26127,
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II,
Cloth, Nylon Duck, 7.25 Oz., Item 4,
(a) Stitching. Stitch and restitch with thread which matches the color of the original stitching, when possible.
Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by
1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible, in
accordance with para. 2-18b.
(b) Darning. Darn a hole or tear which does not exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter according to procedures in
para. 2-18c, using a darning machine with size E nylon thread. There is no limit to the number of darns which may be
made on the bag panels and flaps.
(c) Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds 3/4 inch in length or diameter using 7.25-ounce nylon duck
cloth and specifics in table 2-3. There is no limit to the number of patches which may be made on the bag panels and
flaps proceed as follows:
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of deployment bag. The damaged area
must be accessible and there must be at least 1 1/4 inches of undamaged material
remaining on all sides of the affected area.
(1) Smooth fabric around the damaged area, and secure with pushpins. Do not pin damaged area.
(2) Using a marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to be patched and ensure
one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or filling of fabric.