ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-38. Deployment Bag Panels and Flaps.
This task covers:
Push Pins, Item 11, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Shears, Item 15, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 21, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Thread, Size E, Item 23/24, Appendix D
Cloth, Nylon Duck, Item 4, Appendix D
Stitching. Stitch and restitch with size E thread of contrasting color of the original stitching,
when possible lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch by
overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original
stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitch according to para 2-
Darning. Darn a hole or tear which does not exceed 3/4 Inch in length or diameter, according
to procedure In para 2-17, using specifics In table 2-3. There Is no limit to the number of darns
which may be made on the bag panels and flaps.
Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds 3/4 Inch In length or diameter using 7.25-ounce
nylon duck cloth and specifics in table 2-3. There is no limit to the number of patches which
may be made on the bag panels and flaps as follows:
The suspension line stowage flap is limited to one patch which will not be larger
than 6-inches square.
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of deployment bag.
The damaged area must be accessible and there must be at least 1 1/4 inches of
undamaged material remaining on all sides of the affected area.
Smooth fabric around the damaged area, and secure with push pins. Do not pin
Using a marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to
be patched and ensure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or
filling of fabric.