(4) Rubber and cloth boots and dust
The coating system and painting scheme
in this section is the Army standard for tactical
(5) De-icing boots.
helicopters. The finish coat provides a lusterless,
low visibility and low reflectance surface in
(6) Reinforced impregnated flexible
various military conditions.
This aircraft green topcoat conforms to
MIL-C-46168. This topcoat is to be applied over
primer conforming to MIL-P-23377 or
(8) Rods that move in and out of hydrau-
chemical agents, increased abrasion and im-
lic cylinders, on portions contacting a mating sur-
e x p o s u r e and
face. Non-contact surfaces will be coated.
weathering performance and superior longevi-
(9) Piston portion of landing gear struts
Aircraft green paint, MIL-C-46168, is rough-
and shimmy damper, where surfaces are mated.
er textured than most paints. This is intended,
pursuant to achieving low reflectivity re-
(10) Interior and opening of pitot tube.
(11) Pitot static opening.
(12) Static ground receptacle.
Areas Not to be Painted (General). Do not
Apply masking over, and 3/4 inch beyond, bear-
prime or apply any paint to any of the following ex-
ings, races, and rod ends. Masking will be snug
and complete to prevent any spray from entering
windows, and wind-
(1) Light lenses,
(14) All hydraulic fittings. Apply masking
to cover fittings and about one inch of tubes.
(15) Ambient air thermometer probe.
(2) Wires and cables (electrical).
(16) Required conspicuity markings.
(3) Areas containing slippage or toler-
ance marks unless the slippage or tolerance
117) Previously unpainted Aircraft Surviv-
marks can be retained (1/2" masking tape may be
used to cover marks).