Sterling Rope's Fast Rope is available in weighted and non weighted versions. Developed for use on the V22 Osprey the ballasted fast rope performs especially well in high prop wash or turbulent conditions. A lead ballast core surrounded by successive over braids of dissimilar density yarns minimizes the ropes harmonic movement below the aircraft to facilitate insertion onto roof tops or shipboard.
In both weighted and non weighted versions, an internal Spectra strength component offers lower stretch and improved cut resistance. The camo color twelve strand Multiplex polyester cover is the same 1 3/4 in diameter as the legacy rope, with improved grip and abrasion resistance. Breaking of a cover strand will not compromise rope strength.
Sterling's Fast Rope's features a stainless steel thimble termination on top and can be FRIES configured with optional Spectra extraction and safety loops. The thimble and polymer covered Spectra eye are designed to accept two standard carabineers for aircraft connection. The eye being smaller than on the legacy design minimizes required rope master reach distance and allows the roper to more safely grip the fast rope higher up.
90 ft (ballasted) meets Military NSN 4020-20-004-3920