ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-16. Packing the 64-Foot Cargo Parachute, Model G-12D (cont).
(4) Tieing the canopy and suspension lines. Using one-turn single, ticket no. 3 cotton thread, make the
following ties on the canopy and the suspension lines. Secure each tie with a surgeon's knot and locking knot.
(a) Make the canopy ties beginning 5 feet above the skirt reinforcement (lower lateral band) and at 5-foot
intervals along the remaining canopy length (figure 2-24). Release tension and remove tension
devices after the canopy ties have been completed.
(b) At a point 5 feet below the skirt reinforcement (lower lateral band), tie each group of suspension lines
(c) Tie both suspension line groups together beginning at a point 10 feet below the skirt reinforcement
(lower lateral band) and at 10-4oot intervals along the remaining length of the suspension lines
(figure 2-25), with the last tie being made at a point 1 foot above the connector link assemblies.
(5) Tieing the connector link assemblies. Check the risers and connector link assemblies to ensure
proper arrangement and insure that screws are tight (figure 2-26). Then tie the connector links as follows:
(a) Cut a 24-inch length of 1/4-inch wide, type I cotton webbing and thread one end of the webbing length
down through one group of connector links and up through the opposite group of connector links.
(b) Pull the two connector link groups together with the webbing length ends and secure the webbing
ends on top of the connector links with a surgeon's knot and locking knot (figure 2-27). Trim tie ends
to 2 inches.
(6) Installing canopy breakcord.
(a) Remove the canopy bridle loop from the-stationary post.
(b) Position the deployment bag at the canopy vent.
(c) With the suspension: line -cover flap down, pass the canopy bridle loop through the deployment bag
from the bag open end and through the vent line hole located in the bag closed end. Allow 8 inches
of the bridle loop to extend from the vent hole.
(d) Check the deployment bag bridle assembly to insure that the straps are properly arranged and not
(e) Cut an 18-inch length of type lII nylon cord for use as the canopy breakcord.
(f) Pass one end of the cord length through the canopy bridle loop and through the breakcord attaching
loop of the deployment bag bridle assembly (figure 2-28). Secure the cord ends with a surgeon's
knot and a locking knot (figure 2-29). Make-an-overhand knot in each running end. Trim each tie
end at a point 2 inches from the surgeon's knot and locking knot.