(1) All ground support equipment having a top coat
converted to MIL-C-46168 when it is determined that
inadequate protection is afforded against rust or
corrosion and not merely painted to convert to MIL-C-
46168 top coat.
(2) Spot paint any areas that require touchup with
the same topcoat that is applied to the ground support
equipment in lieu of complete refinishing, provided that
not more than 25 percent of the entire surface is
(3) Immediately spot paint any areas which have
become bare and exposed due to deterioration of the
topcoat or an accident to provide protection and prevent
b. Authorized Colors. The authorized colors for
various categories of equipment are specified in the
(1) Ground support equipment. Ground Support
Equipment (GSE) will be top coated with Green 34094,
per MIL-C-46168, except for those items in table 9-1.
The equipment in table 9-1 will be painted with the three
color camouflage pattern in accordance with TM 43-
0139, Painting Instruction for Army Material. Small
pieces of GSE such as optical test equipment may be
painted Lusterless Black, No. 37038, per MIL-C-46168.
GSE utilized by TDA units in non-tactical locations such
as permanent airfields in continental United States when
safety is the prime factor may be painted Yellow, No.
33538, per TT-E-527.
(2) Engines, engine accessories, and components.
Paint engines, engine accessories and components
where temperatures are below 350 °F (177C) and
exposed to exhaust gases, corrosive fluids, and areas
temperatures do not exceed 350 °F (177C). Apply two
coats of Green 34094, per MIL-C- 46168. Do not paint
air-cooled engine cylinder fins. Paint engine exhaust
manifolds with Enamel, Heat Resisting, Black, No.
17038 per TT-E-496.
Table 9-1. GSE - Three Color Camouflage Pattern
Power Unit (AGPU)
Hydraulic Test Stand
Shelter, Air Mobile