Section I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
PURPOSE. This manual provides instructions
and procedures for the painting and marking of all Army
coatings applied prior to the issuance of this TM will not
aircraft, including standard approved materials,
be altered solely for the purpose of conformity to current
application and maintenance of coatings, finishing
painting and marking requirements. Complete painting
materials, special purpose coatings and markings,
will be accomplished only when the existing finish has
insignia, and identification markings.
been obsoleted or deteriorated to the extent that it fails to
protect the underlying surfaces or the finish must be
changed for policy reasons as authorized by higher
DEVIATIONS. Deviations from the provisions of
prior to painting and marking of all
aircraft, in order to assure compliance
this technical manual must be approved by Department
of the Army. Request for deviation or change will be
AGREEMENT (STANAG) No.
ABC AIR STD 5 1/2 AND STANAG
requirement, cost reductions etc.) and forwarded to U.S.
Army Aviation and Missile Command, ATTN: AMSAM-
MMC-MA-NP, Redstone Arsenal, AL. 35898-5230.
Wherever the instructions in this technical manual
SCOPE. The paint schemes and materials
conflict with the instructions in the publications
prescribed by this TM are mandatory for all Army aircraft
referenced herein, the instructions in this technical
whether assigned for active service, storage, under
manual will be followed.
procurement, or involved in research and development.
This TM is applicable to all Army Reserve National
Guard, and major Army field commands as defined in
AR 10-5, Section III. Commencing Oct 85, "New
procurements and those assets that require depot
maintenance will include polyurethane (MIL-C-46168)
and/or MILC22750, Epoxy as noted in this publication."
Section II. RESPONSIBILITIES
b. Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM).
Responsible for repainting deteriorated aircraft painted
surfaces that are beyond the capabilities authorized for
AVUM. Repainting is defined as stripping paint down to
Responsible for surface preparation and minor touch-up
the bare substrate, inspecting for corrosion, pretreatment
(spot painting) of aircraft surfaces. Touch-up is defined
for corrosion, priming and topcoating of large areas of
as minor repainting of the painted aircraft surface, i.e.,
aircraft painted surfaces. Repainting will only be done if
light scratches, chipping, crazing, small wear spots
equipment and facilities indicated in Chapter 3 are
around doors, cowling, areas where there is heavy foot
traffic, towing points, minor sheet metal repairs and
necessary blonding to improve appearance. Touch-up
for coating, aliphatic polyurethane per MIL-C-46168, see
para 4-12; for lacquer, acrylic, per MIL-L-46159, see