Bulk 550 Paracord (MIL-C-5040h Type 3)

This Type 3 parachute cord conforms to MIL-C-5040h and PIA-C-5040 specifications, and is new manufacture.  We offer free expedited shipping by USPS Priority Mail for US orders (including APO/FPO).  Orders received by 10:00 AM EST Mon-Fri will ship that day; orders received after that time will ship the following business day.


  • Berry Compliant
  • Minimum Break Strength:  550 lbs
  • Material: 100% Nylon
  • Filler: 8 3-ply Core Strands
  • Approx. Diameter: 5/32"
  • Elongation (percent), minimum: 30%
  • Length per pound of cord: 225'
  • UV and Mildew Resistant
The manufacturer's Certificate of Conformance is available upon request.  Per the MIL-C-5040h specification, there will usually be several randomly placed splices per spool.

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