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550 Cord Nylon Parachute Cord 400 Yards

Cord 550-OD-0001

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US Military

1 Roll 550 Parachute Cord OD Green

400 Yard (365,76 Meters)

MIL-C-5040 TYP III Camo green 483

new/NOS

Made in USA

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109,16 €

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Weight2300g
Material100% Nylon

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Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord when referring to type-III paracord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. This cord is useful for many other tasks and is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by astronauts during the 82nd Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.[1] The braided sheath has a high number of interwoven strands for its size, giving it a relatively smooth texture. The all-nylon construction makes paracord fairly elastic. Current technical standards for the manufacture of cord for use in parachutes are published by the Parachute Industry Association. The US military MIL-C-5040H standard required the material to be nylon.[2] Similar styles of cord are manufactured with other materials such as polyester.[3]

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