TM 10-1670-292-23&P 0012 00
3. The cited stitching procedure will also apply to an L-shaped cut or tear.
4. If applicable, restencil informational data or identification marks a prescribed in WP 0014 00.
Patching is a procedure used to repair holes that cannot be darned.
1. Parachute canopy patching limitations. The following is a list of patching limitations for the MC1-
1C/MC1-1D parachute assembly:
The limitations prescribed for the parachute canopy patching will be
stringently adhered to under all circumstances and without any
deviations. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury to
a. A patch will not be applied to a damaged area that has been previously patched.
b. There is no limitation to the number of patches, or size of patch, made to each canopy gore
section or gore panel. However, determination should be made as to the most economical
method to be used, i.e., two or more patches versus one large patch, or one large patch versus a
section replacement. A patch applied to a parachute canopy may extend from radial seam to
c. Use no more than two mending cloth patches on a canopy section. Limit the size of the finished
patch to 10-inches. Round the corners of the patches to 1-inch radius. Use size E nylon thread,
and sew a row of 7 to 11 stitches per inch, 1/16-inch in from the outer edge of the patch. Table 3
prescribes sizes of parachute mending cloth.