Olive Drab 100 MPH Military Duct Tape (2" x 60 Yards)
- Cloth Duct Tape
- Size: 2 Inches by 60 Yards
- USA Made
- Tactical Use
- GSA Compliant
- 9 mil thick
Duct tape is a vinyl, reinforced, multi-purpose pressure sensitive tape with a soft and flexible shell and pressure sensitive adhesive. It is generally silver or black in color but many other colors have recently become available. With a standard width of approx 2 inches (48mm), Duct tape was originally developed during World War II in 1942 as a water resistant sealing tape for ammunition cases. Constructed from a rubber-based adhesive to help the tape resist water and a fabric backing to add strength. It was also used to repair military equipment quickly,including jeeps, firearms, and aircraft because of these properties.
In military circles, this variant is known as "gun-tape", typically olive-green, and also known for its resistance to oils and greases. It is also called "Riggers Tape", "Hurricane Tape", or "100-mph tape"—aname that comes from the use of a specific variety of duct tape that was supposed to hold up to 100 mph winds. Another version attributes this to the fact that soldiers often refer to something that exceeds expectations as "High Speed".