MC-6 PERSONNEL PARACHUTE SYSTEM
MAIN DEPLOYMENT BAG SUSPENSION LINE STOW LOOPS
Sewing Machine, Bartack, 28 Stitch (Item 51, WP
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Sewing Machine, Medium Duty (Item 59, WP
Webbing, Nylon, Type I, 9/16-inch wide, Neutral
Lay out on packing table or other suitable area.
Suspension line stow loop. Repair stow loops as follows:
1. Permissible damage. Two stow loops per panel may be torn, if the tear does not exceed 1/2 the
width of the loop, and the torn loops are not adjoining.
2. Restitching. Proceed as follows:
a. Stow loops that are torn more than halfway through may be stitched down (making them
unusable), provided a minimum of ten stow loops per stow panel remain. Use a medium-duty
sewing machine with size E, nylon thread to stitch 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
b. If 50% of stitching is loose or broken on one rolled stow, restitch the stow loop to the stow loop
panel. If stitching in more than one adjacent rolled stow is broken more than 3/4 of an inch in
either stow, then restitch all stow loops on that side. Use a medium-duty sewing machine, size E,
nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
1. Mark the location of the bartacks for the suspension line stow loops (figure 1, item 1). Using a stitch
removal tool, remove damaged suspension line stow bar.
2. Cut a 6-1/2-inch length of type I nylon webbing.
3. Using size E nylon thread, bartack the new suspension line stow bar to the pack tray at the marks
folding each end under 1/2-inch. Ensure the side of the waistband loop does not catch in the