Parachute cord also called as a paracord or 550 cord this is referring to type 3 paracord.It is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope,Basically used in the suspension lines of parachutes. Parachute cord is useful for many other tasks, and is now used as general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.This versatile cord was even used by the astronauts during 82nd Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
The US military MIL-C-5040H standards required the material to be nylon. Similar styles of cord are also manufactured with other materials such as polyester.Our products and designs needed for the likes of military members.Namely for four wheel drive enthusiasts,campers,survivalists,for Zombie Apocalypse or simply for the fashion conscious people.
Soldiers appreciate in paracord are also useful in civilian applications.After World War 2 parachute cord became available to civilians.For first as military surplus and then as a common retail product from various stores and websites.
US Military issue paracord was purchased with reference to a technical standards MIL-C-5040H,which was inactivated in 1997.
This standard described 6 types :
1,1A,2,2A,3,4.Types 1A and 2A have no core.Type 3 this type is commonly found in use and this is having a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds.Because of this nickname 550 cord.
Additional uses of parachute cord are used in the manufacture of items such as lanyards, belts, dog leashes, rosaries and key chains.
MILSPEC550 only supplies quality handmade products, using genuine USA manufactured and is military specified 550 paracord this we source via an Australia supplier.