The original MIL-C-5040H Type III Paracord was used in parachute lines during World War II, hence the original name “parachute cord”, and then used by the same troops for multiple tasks once on the ground. In modern times, it’s used as a general purpose cord by all branches of the military.
Genuine military-grade MIL-C-5040H Type III Paracord is still most sought out and employed by military, government, and law enforcement agencies alike, and features 100% Nylon construction, with a 3-ply twisted, 7 Strand inner core in which one strand features a colored tracer that identifies the manufacturer.
Our 50 ft hank of authentic mil-spec 550 paracord is proudly made in America by a certified U.S. Government contractor and its breaking strength is 550 lb. tested.
MIL-C-5040H Type III Paracord Details
- 550 Type III Mil-Spec Grade
- Made by a Certified U.S. Government Contractor
- GSA Compliant
- 550 lb. Minimum Break Test Strength
- 3-ply twisted, 7 Strand Nylon Core
- 32 Strand Nylon Sheath
- Approximate Diameter: 5/32″ (4mm)
- Mildew and Rot Resistant
- Proudly Made in USA