The term paracord itself comes from the rope used for parachutes during World War II. The term 550 simply means having a breaking load of 550 pounds. When the soldiers landed on the battlefield, they cut the paracords from their parachutes and pocketed them for further use.
This special 550 paracord tool will be useful for soldiers during battle. Whether it's used to attach gears to Humvees, build shelters, or lower gears into ledges, cables can be used in a variety of ways.
Materials for making a parachute
A parachute is a canvas tent used to slow down the speed of a person or object falling from a height without power. Military parachutes are usually designed to reduce drag so that the user falls to the ground as quickly as possible. The materials from which the parachutes are made must be able to withstand the stresses they are subjected to during the work of the parachute.
Nylon:- Parachute tents must withstand high wind pressure, especially when working at heights, and nylon is a common material choice in tent construction.
Nylon is completely windproof and has the added benefit of being lightweight, accessible, and inexpensive. Nylon's strength, flexibility, and lightweight also make it ideal as a parachute rope material.
Silk:- Early parachute shelters were made of canvas, but later silk was used because it was thinner, more wind-resistant, more fire-resistant, and easier to fold.
Silk remained a popular material in parachute making until World War II when imports of silk became expensive and difficult to obtain, leading to the development of plastic parachute tents.