ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C530-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
Gore Panel (Upper and Lower).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix
Thread, Size E, 23/24, Appendix D
Needle, Tacking, Item 10, Appendix B
Tape, Pressure Sensitive, 1-In. Wide, Item 39,
Shears, Item 15, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 21, Appendix B
Iron, Household, Item 4, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Inspected (paragraph 2-9, 2-13)
Parachute laid out on table.
Cotton, Muslin, Type 1II, 3.8 Oz, Item 7, Appendix D
Brush, Stenciling, Item 4, Appendix D
Marking Aid, Item 15/16, Appendix D
Replacement of a gore panel (upper and lower) is accomplished at the Direct Support
(DS) maintenance level only, in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC),
Restitching. Stitching and restitching made on parachute canopies should be accomplished with size E
nylon thread that is contrasting in color to the fabric being stitched or the original thread being restitched. If contrasting
color thread is not available, thread of matching color may be used, providing all other specifications are met. Straight
stitching and restitching should be locked by at least two inches at each end of a stitch row, when possible. Zig-zag
restitching should extend at least 1/4-inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible. Restitch directly over the
original stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Darning. Darn a hole or tear in a gore section which does not exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter as
prescribed in para. 2-17, using size E nylon thread. There is no limit to the number of dams which may be made on a
Patching. Use a patch to repair holes which exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter using either the sewn
patch or the pressure sensitive patch (iron-on) methods.
Limitations. The following limitations apply to the G-14 34-foot cargo parachute.
The limitations prescribed for parachute canopy patching will be stringently adhered to
under all circumstances and without any deviations.