TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0020 00
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
THIS TASK COVERS:
Brush, Stenciling (Item 4, WP 0050 00)
Knife (Item 7, WP 0050 00)
Needle, Tacking (Item 13, WP 0050 00)
Sewing Machine, Darning (Item 20, WP 0050 00)
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty (Item 22, WP 0050 00)
Shears (Item 25, WP 0050 00)
Yardstick (Item 26, WP 0050 00)
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute Mending, Adhesive (Item 8, WP 0059 00)
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute, Type II, 1.6 Oz. (Item 9, WP 0059 00)
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute, Type III, 1.6Oz (Item 10, WP 0059 00)
Marking Aid (Item 21/22, WP 0059 00)
Pushpins (Local Purchase)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 41/42, WP 0059 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Cleaned (WP 0008 00).
Inspected (WP 0009 00).
Unpacked, parachute laid out
WP 0014 00 and WP 0016 00
1. Restitching. Stitching and restitching made on parachute canopies should be accomplished with size E
nylon thread that is contrasting in color to the fabric being stitched or the original thread being restitched.
If contrasting color thread is not available, thread of matching color may be used, providing all other
specifications are met. Straight stitching and restitching should be locked by at least two-inches at each
end of a stitch row, when possible. Restitch directly over the original stitching and follow the original
stitch pattern as closely as possible.
2. Darning. Darn a hole or tear in a gore section that does not exceed ¾-inch in length or diameter as
prescribed in WP 0014 00, SEWING PROCEDURES, using size E nylon thread. Each gore section may
be darned three times.
3. Patching. Use a patch to repair holes that exceed ¾-inch in length or diameter using the sewn patch.
Limitations. The following limitations apply to the 100-foot cargo parachute.
The limitations prescribed for parachute canopy patching will be
stringently adhered to under all circumstances and without any
When repairing parachute canopies, cloth nylon, parachute, 1.6 Oz.,
type II (twill weave) or type III (ripstop nylon) may be used in lieu of each