ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-28
Skirt Reinforcement (Lower Lateral Band).
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
43E(10) Parachute Rigger
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16,
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 17,
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Inspected, paragraphs 2-9, 2-13
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Unpacked, laying flat on repair table
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Group No. 01, MAC, Section II,
Webbing, Nylon, 1-Inch Wide, Tubular
Item 39, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 26/27,
The skirt reinforcement tape may have one splice between any two
suspension lines and can not be replaced.
If the damage is located in a previously spliced area between two
suspension lines, the earlier made splice material will be removed
before attempting a second splice repair.
Stitching and Restitching. Stitch and restitch (para. 2-18) with nylon thread, size E, which contrasts the color
of the original stitching and material when possible. Lock all straight stitching by back stitching at least 2 inches. Zig-zag
restitching should extend at 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end. Restitch directly over the original stitching.
Follow the original stitch pattern as closely as possible.
Splicing. Splice lower lateral band as follows:
With damaged side of lower lateral band facing up and affected area of canopy smoothed out, remove
previous splice, if required.
As required, cut and remove original stitching which secures pocket band end to lower lateral band.
Fold pocket band loose end away from repair area.
Cut a length of 1-inch wide tubular nylon webbing long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of
damaged area. Sear each end of tape (para. 2-19).