ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-46. Suspension Line Retaining Strap Reinforcement.
This task covers: Repair
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, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 42/43, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type VIIl, 1 23/32-inch wide,
Item 54, Appendix D
a. Restitching. 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 Splicing. A suspension line retaining strap reinforcement may be spliced an unlimited number of times
On the outside of the suspension line stowage flap, cut and remove all applicable stitching
securing the suspension line retaining strap within 5 inches on either side of the damaged area
on the suspension line retaining strap reinforcement. The retaining strap reinforcement is
located on the opposite side of the flap. Position the retaining strap to one side
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.
Fold the stowage flap back to locate the reinforcement facing out and center the webbing
length over the damaged area on the reinforcement.
Secure each end of the webbing length by stitching a 4-inch long three-point-WW-stitch
formation according to figure 2-136. Overstitch each end of the splice material by 1/8 inch.
Stitching will be made with a heavy-duty sewing machine using size 3 nylon thread 5 to 8
stitches per inch.
Turn the stowage flap to place the retaining strap facing out and reposition the retaining strap in
the original location. Secure the retaining strap by restitching according to original construction
details. Stitching will be made with a heavy-duty sewing machine using size 3 nylon thread, 5
to 8 stitches per inch.