Military specification cable is often referenced in RFP’s and RFQ’s by the government designation, a series of numerical designations to specify the type, composition, and diameter of the required aircraft cable. Use our MIL-83420 designations reference guide to find what you need by type, composition designation, and in order of suffix.
To obtain reasonable life from your rope, you must choose the proper diameter rope for your application. In general, the larger the size of the drum or pulley with respect to the wire diameter, the longer the service life. Learn more about the Recommended Bend Radius of different sizes and constructions or aircraft cable and wore rope.