- Type I. Type I paracord holds 95 lbs and is has 1 core strand.
- Type II. Type II paracord holds 400 lbs and has 4-7 core strands.
- Type III. Type III cord holds 550 lbs and has 7-9 core strands.
- Type IV. Type IV paracord holds 750 lbs and has 11 core strands.
What is the strongest type of paracord?
750 Paracord is the strongest tactical paracord available. It is dependable, tough and long lasting. Slightly thicker than our 550 cord, 750 paracord is 26% stronger than 550 cord. It is used for countless projects such as belts, leashes, emergencies, and heavier duty projects.
What paracord does the US military use?
The military designation MIL-C-5040 Type III has a rated strength of 550 lbs and is the actual cord used in the construction of United States Military.
Is paracord and 550 cord the same?
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 now used as a general purpose utility cord.