Mil-W-4088 Webbing Spec

Common Use – Parachute Harnesses, Waist Straps, Carrying Handles, Drag Handles.

Class 1 – Critical Use (shuttle loom)

MIL-W-4088

ImageTypeWidth (inch)Thickness (inch)Weight per Liner yd (oz)Breaking Strength (lbs)
I9/16 +/- 1/32.025 -.040.28500
Ia3/4 +/- 1/32.025 - .035.32600
II1 +/- 1/32.025 - .040.42600
III1 1/4 +/- 1/32.025 - .040.52800
IV3 +/- 1/8.025 - .0401.201800
VI1 23/32 +/- 1/16.030 - .0501.152500
VII1 23/32 +/- 1/16.060 - .1002.356000
VIII1 23/32 +/- 1/16.040 - .0701.604000
VIIIa3 +/- 3/32.040 - .0702.806300
VIIIb2 +/- 1/16.040 - .0701.804500
VIIIc2 1/4 +/- 1/16.040 - .0702.105300
IX3 +/- 3/32.065 - .1004.009000
X1 3/32 +/- 3/32.105 - .1403.709500
XII1 23/32 +/- 1/16.025 - .0400.851200
XIII1 23/32 +/- 3/32.080 - .1202.907000
XIV1/2 +/- 1/32.070 - .1000.801200
XV2 +/- 1/16.035 - .0501.251500
XVI1 23/32 +/- 1/16.045 - .0802.004500
XVII1 +/- 1/16.045 - .0801.152500
XVIII1 +/- 1/16.100 - .1602.056000
XIX1 3/4 +/- 3/32.100 - .1304.1010000
XX1 +/- 3/32.170 - .2103.259000
XXI1 1/4 +/- 1/16.065 - .0851.703600
XXII1 23/32 +/- 3/32.090 - .1203.509500
XXIII1 1/8 +/- 3/32.200 - .3003.7012000
XXIV1 15/16 +/- 3/32.055 - .0752.255500
XXV1 +/- 1/16.080 - .1251.504500
XXVI1 3/4 +/- 1/16.150 - .1804.9015000
XXVII1 23/32 +/- 1/16.085 - .1102.906500
XXVIII2 1/4 +/- 3/32.080 - .1103.808700

 

MIL-W-4088 Color Codes

TypeColorYarns and Location
VIRed2 at center of warp
VII*Yellow2 at each selvage
VIIIBlack2 at center of warp
XIIRed1 at each selvage
XIII*Black2 at each selvage
XIXGreen2 at center of warp
XXIIBlack2 at selvage and 2 at center
XXVIYellow2 at center of warp
XXVIIBlack1 at each selvage

Manufacturer’s identification: Each manufacturer of types VII, IX, X and XIII shall incorporate, as part of the binder warp, 2 ends dyed to match the shade assigned to that manufacturer in accordance with MIL-STD-1480

Shuttleless loom identification: When shuttleless loom construction is utilized for classes 1A and 2 , the catch-cord shall be 70 or 210 or 400 denier nylon, color-sealed black. Alternatively, the catch cord shall be 70, 90 or 150 denier polyester color-sealed black.

* These being double plain weaves the identification yarns shall weave so that one end shall show on the face and one on the back at each selvage.