ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-38. Deployment Bag Closing Loops.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Heavy-Duty, Item 18, Appendix B
Bag laid out flat
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 42t43, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type XVII, 1-Inch, Item 59,
a. Repair. Restitch broken or loose stitching according to original construction details, using a heavy-
duty sewing machine and size 3 nylon thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged main bag closing loop or secondary bag closing loop on the bag
top and bottom closing flaps, or a closing loop on a side flap by fabricating as follows:
(1) Main bag closing loop.
Remove the damaged loop by cuffing the loop webbing at a point adjacent to each of the
original stitch formations which secures the loop webbing to the top or bottom closing flap,
Cut a 9 ½ -inch length of 1-inch wide, type XVII nylon webbing and sear the ends.
Form the replacement loop by folding the webbing length according to the details in A or B,
figure 2-128, as applicable.
Position the folded webbing in the original loop location and allow the webbing ends to
extend over the remaining original loop webbing ends stitched to the closing flap.
Secure the folded webbing to the closing flap by stitching a 3 ½ -inch long single-X-box-stitch
formation, with one double end, on each of the webbing ends according to original
construction details and the details in A or B, figure 2-128, as applicable. Stitching will be
made with a heavy-duty sewing machine and size 3 nylon thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch.
(2) Secondary bag closing loop.
Remove the damaged loop by cutting the loop webbing at a point adjacent to the original
stitch formation securing the loop webbing to the top or bottom closing flap, as applicable.
Cut a 6-inch length of 1-inch wide, type XVII nylon webbing and sear the ends.