TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0043 00
DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
THIS TASK COVERS:
Brush, Stencilling (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 , 1.6 Oz. (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 0006 00, WP 0040 00, and
WP 0042 00
Replace a gore section that is damaged beyond repair by fabricating a replacement section, in accordance
with the following procedures:
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
1. Inspection. Inspect the canopy in accordance with Table 1, PMCS, WP 0006 00. To determine the
extent of canopy damage, proceed as follows:
a. Invert the canopy on a repair table and locate the damaged section.
b. As required, remove or lay aside items that may interfere with the section replacement process by
cutting the stitching securing the items to the canopy.
c. Smooth out the damaged gore section and secure surrounding canopy material to the repair surface
by placing pushpins through seams or lateral bands as far above and below the damaged section as
necessary. Ensure that all adjacent seams or lateral bands are straight and the damaged section is
d. Any gore sections that are damaged beyond repair by patching may be replaced individually by the
normal procedure, by the modified method, or in multiples, as described in the following paragraphs,
using the details in following illustrations.