DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
MC-4 RAM AIR FREE-FALL PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
SUSPENSION LINES/CASCADE LINES (ALTERNATE METHOD)
THIS TASK COVERS:
Finger Trap Tool (Item 16, WP 0063 00)
Sewing Machine, Bartack (Table 1, WP 0050 00)
Shears (Item 39, WP 0063 00)
Tape Measure (Item 42, WP 0063 00)
Cord, Dacron, 600-Pound, Type I (Item 12, WP 0076 00)
Thread, Nylon, Size E (Item 43/44, WP 0076 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Continuity check and canopy trim
check (WPs 0005 00 and 0006 00).
Lay out on packing table or other
This procedure is authorized only if pre-manufactured suspension line
sets are unavailable.
This procedure applies to all lines except lines 4 A/B and 5 A/B lines. To
replace lines 4 A/B and 5 A/B, refer to WP 0054 00.
When replacing suspension lines, the overall base A-Line
measurement will be 14-feet, 6-inches (} 2-inches).
1. Main Suspension Lines. Replace main suspension lines as follows:
a. Trim end of replacement line with scissors and taper approximately ¼-inch. Route line through
connector link and finger-trap 3-inches of line forming a 3/4
± 1/8-inch loop at connector link.
Trim With Scissors. Tape
* OTHER LINES
OMITTED FOR CLARITY