2-19. AIRCREW SURVIVAL ARMOR RECOVERY VEST, INSERT, AND PACKETS (SARVIP) -
Replacing waist adjustment strap. Replace a damaged waist adjustment strap at the back of the
vest by fabricating as follows:
Remove the original waist adjustment strap length by cutting the stitching which secures the
strap to the vest. Ensure the adjacent vest material is not damaged during the cutting process.
Cut a length of 1 inch wide nylon webbing (MIL-W-4088) equal in length to the original waist
adjustment strap length and sear the ends.
Position the webbing length in the original waist adjustment strap location and secure the
webbing by stitching according to original construction details and paragraph 2-7, using the
specifics in table 2-3.
If old hook- or pile-fastener tape is serviceable, remove it from the defective adjustment strap
and attach it to the new webbing using procedures in paragraph 2-19a (3) (d). If hook-or pile-
fastener tape is unserviceable, replace with 1-1/2 inch wide, type I, class 1 hook-or pile-fastener
tape, as applicable, and attach to the waist adjustment strap following procedures in paragraph
2-19a (3) (d).
Inspection. Inspect survival components of the SARVIP using the procedures in table 2-1.
Repair. Survival components will be repaired as follows:
Replace damaged or missing lanyards on the signaling mirror, lensatic compass, and distress marker
light by fabrication using MIL-C-5040 nylon cord with seared ends in lengths equal to length of