ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13CS-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 131-33
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9, 2-13)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Light-Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Unpacked, laid flat on repair table
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Webbing, Nylon, Type I, 9/16-Inch Wide,
Item 33, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
Repair. Restitch broken or loose stitching according to original pattern. Stitching details as per table 2-3.
Replace. Replace an unserviceable V-tab as follows:
Using a suitable marking aid, mark the suspension line at the lower edge of the skirt reinforcement.
Cut stitching securing original V-tab and suspension line.
Cut a 5-inch length of 9/16-inch wide, nylon webbing and sear ends.
Center material lengthwise under suspension line, butting the upper edge of material against the lower edge
of the skirt reinforcement.
Pass each end of the material over the top of the suspension line. Draw ends snug to develop a tight wrap.
Secure, each end of replacement V-tab to skirt reinforcement with tacking. Bias-trim each end even with the
upper edge of the skirt reinforcement (A, figure 2-51).
Pull suitable length of suspension line through V-tab (B, figure 2-51) and pull to one side.
Stitch V-tab to skirt reinforcement using a single row of double-throw zig-zag stitching making a V-shaped
design (C, figure 2-51).
Ensure the suspension line is pulled to one side.
Also, stitch a single row, along edges of V-tab.