Refinishing is defined as stripping down the complete
Aircraft Components. Assemblies and compo-
aircraft to bare substrate, inspecting for corrosion, pre-
nents received in primed condition will be touched up
treating for corrosion, priming and repainting to a like new
with primer as necessary to repair damaged coating,
condition. Depot level maintenance activities will also
prior to application of top coat, and will be finish-coated
perform work assigned to lower echelons of mainte-
to match adjacent and interrelated structural surfaces.
Internal airframe components within crewstations shall
be painted Aircraft Black, #37038, per MIL-C-46168. In-
ternal airframe components located in, or adjacent to,
1-7. INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION. The air-
cargo compartments shall be painted interior Aircraft
craft marking provisions of this Technical Manual are
Gray, #36231, per MIL-C-46168. Internally installed
subject to international standardization agreement (ABC
components will be touched up or refinished using
AIR STD. 5 1/2, STANAG 3109, and STANAG 3230.)
MIL-C-22750 or MIL-C-46168 with required colors. All
When amendments, revisions, or cancellation of this
Technical Manual are proposed, the department custo-
dians will inform their respective standardization offices
so that appropriate action may be taken respecting the
1-6. AVIATION DEPOT MAINTENANCE. Responsible
international agreement concerned.
for surface preparation and refinishing the entire aircraft.
SECTION III. AUTHORIZED PAINT SCHEMES
Army helicopters having a top coat of aircraft
1-8. GENERAL. The following aircraft may
green acrylic lacquer applied per MIL-L-46159 will be
pletely repainted only with authority for deviation from
converted to MIL-C-46168 Aircraft Green paint during
AMSAT-I-MEA: Standard C (STD C) aircraft, Limited
commercial or organic aircraft overhaul. Aircraft may be
Standard (LS) aircraft, Obsolete (OBS) aircraft, aircraft
painted on other occasions at the discretion of the major
designated Contingency Category (C and T), and aircraft
used by the Army on loan from another agency. They will
otherwise be maintained in their existing paint scheme by
The tactical external topcoat for fixed wing air-
craft will be aircraft gray with black markings. Material will
conform to MIL-C-46168.
Crewstations and components within crewsta-
1-9. TACTICAL AIRCRAFT PAINTING.
tions shall be finished Aircraft Black, #37038, per
All Army aircraft, except those specifically ex-
Aircraft cargo compartments of applicable air-
craft should be painted interior Aircraft Gray, #36231,
All TOE/MTOE (Table(s) of Organization and
conforming to MIL-C-22750 or MIL-C-46168, except
Equipment/Modified Table(s) of Organization and Equip-
OH-6 and OH-58 aircraft shall be painted Aircraft Black.
ment) helicopters will be painted to the tactical paint
Both pilot and gunner stations of AH-1 and
scheme of aircraft green polyurethane per MIL-C-46168
AH-64 aircraft shall be Aircraft Black.
applied with lusterless markings.