ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
(c) Splicing a type II coreless nylon cord suspension line. A suspension line made from Type II
coreless nylon cord will be spliced as follows:
1 Cut and remove the damaged portion of the line.
2 Cut a length of type II coreless nylon cord 24 inches longer than the damaged portion removed
in 1 above, for use as splice material.
3 Taper-cut each end of the cord length and the ends of the original line from which the
damaged portion was removed.
4 Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark the splice material at points 6 and
12 inches from each end. Also mark the original line length at points 6 and 12 inches from
each cut end.
5 Insert a splicing aid into the body of the original line length at one 12-inch mark. Work the
splicing aid through the cord body and to the outside at the 6-inch mark.
6 Thread and secure one end of the splice material to the splicing aid (A, figure 2-146).
7 Pull the threaded splicing aid back into the line and back through the line body until the 6-inch
mark on the attached end of the splice material is alined with the 6-inch mark on the original
line end being spliced.
8 Hold the original line and the splice material at the alined 6-inch marks and continue pulling
the splicing aid until the attached splice material end protrudes from the line body at the 12-
inch mark, the point of original splicing aid insertion. Remove the attached splice material
end from the splicing aid.
9 While holding the splice at the alined 6-inch marks, stretch the original line to allow the
protruding splice material end to recede into the line body.
10 Insert the splicing aid into the splice material body at the 12-inch mark nearest the alined 6-
inch marks. Work the splicing aid through the body of the splice material and to the outside
at the alined 6-inch marks.
11 Attach the adjacent tapered line end to the splicing aid (B, figure 2-146) and pull the splicing
aid back into the splice material body.
12 Pull the splicing aid back through the splice material unit the attached line end protrudes from
the 12-inch mark, the point of splicing aid insertion. Remove the attached line end from the
13 Grasp the splice material free end and the original line, and stretch the material to allow the
protruding line end to recede into the body of the splice material.
14 Using the procedures in 5 through 11, above, splice the free end of the splice material to the
remaining cut end of the original line.
15 Secure each end of the line splice by stitching across each set of alined 6-inch marks (C,
figure 2-146). Stitching will be made with a light-duty sewing machine using size E nylon
thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.