ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-20. Bridle Loop.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 13, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 14, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty (Table 2-2)
Shears, Item 28, Appendix B
Unpacked, Canopy Laid Flat
Webbing, Nylon, Type VIII, Item 67
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size 6, Item 56, Appendix D
a. Repair. Repair a bridle loop requiring restitching as follows:
(1) Use a heavy-duty sewing machine to restitch any loose or broken stitches.
(2) Restitch over the original stitch pattern using nylon thread, size 6. Overstitch 1/2 inch to lock
b. Replace. Replace a damaged or missing bridle loop by fabricating as follows:
(1) Cut a 10-inch length of webbing, nylon, type VIII, olive drab (O.D.). Sear the ends of the webbing.
(2) Pass one end of the webbing through all the canopy vent lines. Join both webbing ends together
with a 2-inch overlap (figure 2-78).
(3) Begin at a point 114 inch from one overlapped webbing end. Use a heavy duty sewing machine to
secure the overlapped ends. With nylon thread, size 6, stitch a 1-1/2 inch long, single X box stitch, 5
to 8 stitches per inch.
(4) Cut and remove the damaged bridle loop.