ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5 32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-45. Suspension Line Retaining Strap and Strap Loops.
This task covers: a. Repair b. Replacement
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Heavy - Duty, Item 18,
Laid out on work table
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Marking Aid, Item 25/26, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 42/43, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type XVII, 1-inch Wide, Item 59,
a. Repair. 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 1/2 inch. Restitch by
overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following
the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitch according to para. 2-19 and table 2-3.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged suspension line retaining strap or a strap loop by fabricating using the
following procedures, as applicable:
If one strap loop on the suspension line retaining strap has previously been
replaced or more than one strap loop is damaged, the entire retaining strap will be
(1) Suspension line retaining strap loop.
Remove a damaged strap loop by cutting the loop material at a point adjacent to the stitch
formation located on each end of the loop.
Cut a length of 1-inch wide, type XVII nylon webbing 2 3/4 inches longer than the distance
between the inside edges of the two stitch formations which secured the original loop and sear
Using a suitable marking aid, mark the webbing length at a point 1 inch from each end.
Position the webbing length in the original strap loop location with the webbing ends extending
over the original loop stitch formations.