ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-30. Pocket Band.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 6, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 19,
Unpacked, laid flat on repair table
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 12, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size FF, Item 30/31, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type VI, 1 3/4-Inch, Item 35,
Repair. Stitch and restitch (para 2-17) with size FF nylon thread of contrasting color of the original
stitching, when possible Lock all stitching by overstitching at least one inch. Restich directly over the original
stitch pattern, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Replacement. Replace an unserviceable pocket band by fabricating as follows.
Using a suitable marking aid, mark canopy at each end of original pocket band.
Cut stitching on both ends of the original pocket band and remove pocket band from canopy
Cut a 7-inch length of 1 3/4-inch wide nylon webbing, sear ends (para 2-18).
Mark 2 inches from each end.
Position webbing length in original pocket band location.
Using a medium-duty sewing machine and size FF nylon thread, secure each end of
replacement pocket band with a 1 3/4-inch long box-X with a double row stitch formation at
each end Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per Inch (figure 2-49).