ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-31. Suspension Line Reinforcement (V-Tab).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16, Appendix B
Unpacked, canopy laid flat
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Zig-Zag, Item 17,
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Needle, Tacking, Item 9, Appendix B
Pencil, Marking Aid, Items 25/26, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Items 39140, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Tubular, 1/2 Inch, Item 57,
a. Repair. Stitch and restitch broken or loose stitching (para. 2-19) with nylon thread, size E, which
contrasts the color of the original stitching and material when possible. Zig-zag restitching should extend 1/4
inch into undamaged stitching at each end. Restitch directly over the original stitching. Follow the original
stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Replacement of a V-tab is done at the direct support (intermediate) maintenance
level as outlined in the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC), Section II, Appendix
b. Replacement. If V-tab requires replacement, proceed as follows:
(1) Position the canopy assembly on a repair table or other repair surface and turn the inside of the
lower lateral band to the outside to place the damaged V-tab facing up.
(2) Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark the suspension line which is contained
within the damaged V-tab at the point where the line intersects the lower edge of the lower lateral
(3) Remove the affected V-tab from the canopy by cuffing the stitching securing the V-tab to the lower
lateral band and the suspension line.
(4) Using tubular nylon webbing, 1/2-inch wide, cut a 5-inch length of material and sear the ends.
(5) Center the material lengthwise under the applicable suspension line, placing the upper edge of the
material immediately adjacent to the lower edge of the lower lateral band.