Wire rope strands are available in both galvanized and commercial stainless steel with a number of specifications available, including the following.

ASTM A475: Specification for zinc-coated steel wire strands.

ASTM A363: Specification for zinc-coated (galvanized) steel overhead ground wire strands.

MIL-DTL-87161: Specification for non-flexible wire strands for aircraft applications. This specification supersedes MIL-W-87161 and covers the requirements for carbon steel and corrosion-resistant steel wire strand used in aircraft applications other than over sheaves.

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