ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-40. Deployment Bag Bridle strap.
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
Laid out on work table
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 42/43, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type Vlll, 1 23/32-Inch, Item 54,
a. Stitching. Stitch and restitch broken or loose stitching with size 3 nylon thread which matches the
color of the original stitching, when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least ½ inch.
Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by ½ inch. Restitch directly over the original
stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitch according to para. 2-19 and table 2-
b. Splicing. A bridle strap may be spliced regardless of whether the damaged area is located on that part
of the strap which is secured to the bag or on the free portion of the strap, providing 4 inches of undamaged
original strap webbing remains on each side of the damaged area. Splice the bridle strap as follows:
(1) Cut a length of 1 23/32-inch wide, type VIII nylon webbing long enough to extend 4 inches beyond
each side of the damaged area and sear the ends.
(2) Center the webbing length over the damaged area and secure the splice by stitching a 4-inch long,
three-point-WW-stitch formation on each end of the splice material according to the details in figure
2-130. Overstitch each end by 1/8 inch. Stitching will be made using a heavy-duty sewing machine
and size 3 nylon thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch.
(3) If the splice is made on the free portion of the strap, cut and remove the damaged area from
beneath the splice material.
(4) If the splice is made in an area of the strap which is secured to the bag, make a row of stitching, 3/16
inch in, along each side of the splice material. Stitching will be made using a heavy-duty sewing
machine and size 3 nylon thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch.