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) (cont).
(6) Working from opposite directions, ,pass each end-of the material length over the top of the
suspension line. Draw the ends snug to develop a tight wrap around the line and to form a V-shaped
design on the .lower lateral band inside.
(7) Secure each end of the replacement V-tab to the lower lateral band inside with temporary tacking.
The temporary tacking will be made using the procedures in paragraph 2-19. Bias-trim each tab end
even with the upper edge-of the lower lateral band, (A, figure 2-123).
(8) Pull a suitable length of the suspension line up through the V-tab on the outside of the lower lateral
band (B, figure 2-123) and lay the pulled length to one side.
(9) Secure the V-tab ends to the lower lateral band inside by stitching a single row of double4hrow zig-
zag stitching along the center of material, making a V-shaped design.
(10) Further stitch a single row of stitching 1/8 inch in along the edges of the V-tab ends, (C, figure 2-
123). Ensure that the pulled suspension fine length is held to one side during the stitching process.
Also ensure the stitching does not extend above the upper edge or below the lower edge of the
lower lateral band. Stitch with size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, using a light-duty
(11) Turn the lower lateral band right side out and pull the suspension line length back down through the
V-tab. Ensure the mark made in step (2) above, is alined with the lower edge of the lower lateral
(12) Beginning at-a point ¼ inch below-the V-tab lower edge, secure the suspension line upper end to
the installed V-tab and the canopy skirt outside by -stitching a single row of double4hrow zig-zag
stitching (D, figure 2-123) according to-original construction figure 2-124).