ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
Deployment Bag Safety Cord.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 1, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Shears, Item 10, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 13,
Splicing Aid (See Appendix E)
Inspected, Paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Cleaned, Paragraph 2-12
Laid out on work table
Cord, Nylon, Type IV, Item 9, Appendix D
Marking Aid, Item 17118, Appendix D
Group No. 02, MAC, Section II,
Thread, Size FF, Item 29130, Appendix D
Stitching. Stitch and restitch with size FF thread which matches the 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
112-inch. Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitch
according to paragraph 2-18 and table 2-3.
b. Replacement. Replace a damaged safety cord by fabricating as follows:
(1) Remove original safety cord from bottom bag closing loops by cutting cord end loops.
(2) Cut a 21-inch length of type IV coreless nylon cord and taper-cut each end by 1/2-inch.
(3) Using marking aid, mark the cord length at points 3-, 5-, and 8-inches from tapered ends (figure 2-65).
(4) Insert a suitable splicing aid into cord casing at 8inch mark and work aid through cord to outside at 5-inch
(5) Pass 3-inches of marked cord end through one bottom bag closing loop and attach tapered end to splicing
(6) Pull splicing aid with attached cord end back into cord casing at 5-inch mark and work aid back through cord
casing until 3- and 5-inch marks are alined.
(7) Hold alined marks together and work splicing aid and tapered cord end to outside at 8-inch mark.