ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-25. Canopy Gore Section.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute Mending, Adhesive, Item 8,
Needle, Tacking, Item 9, Appendix B
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Ink, Marking, Item 18, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 20, Appendix B
Brush, Stenciling, Item 2, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraph 2-9, paragraph 2-13
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Parachute laid out on table
Marking Aid, Item 25/26, Appendix D
Thread, Size, E, Items 39/40, Appendix D
Cloth, Nylon, Parachute, 2.25 Ounce, Type I
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
Item 11, Appendix D
Replacement of a gore section is accomplished at the Intermediate (DS)
maintenance level only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC), Appendix B.
(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 which does not exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter
as prescribed in para. 2-19, using size E nylon thread. Each gore section may be darned three
(3) Patching. Use a patch to repair holes or tears which exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter.
(a) Limitations. The following limitations apply to the 64-foot cargo parachute.
The limitations prescribed for parachute canopy patching will be stringently
adhered to under all circumstances and without any deviations .
1 A patch will not be applied to a damaged area that has been previously patched.