FINISHES FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS: GENERAL
SECTION I. GENERAL
The numeral three indicates lusterless.
6-1. AIRCRAFT FINISHES. This chapter
shall present requirements for finishes for specific
b. The second digit identifies the selected color
applications and applications not heretofore explic-
The numeral one indicated red.
a. All areas currently primed but unpainted will
The numeral two indicates orange.
remain unpainted. Reprimed areas will use
MIL-P-23377 or MIL-P-85582, e.g., under floor-
The numeral three indicates yellow.
boards, inside tailbooms, and behind acoustical
The numeral four indicates green.
b. Acoustical mats, light curtains, cargo cov-
The numeral five indicates blue.
ers, troop seats and like materials will not be
The numeral six indicates gray.
6-2. SURFACE PREPARATION. Sur-
The numeral seven indicates white or
faces will be prepared and primed as specified in
c. The last three digits identify the approximate
a. Gloss finishes will be used as specified
6-5. DECALS. Stencils will be used in lieu of
decals where possible. If it is absolutely necessary
b. Polyurethane finish, MIL-C-46168, aircraft
to use decals, they will be locally manufactured or
green will be used for all Army helicopters, except
obtained by alternative sources. Aircraft decals will
not be stocked, stored or issued. Decals conform-
ing to the requirements of Military Specification
6-4. COLORS. Colors will conform to Fed-
MIL-P-38477, plastic film for marking aircraft, may
eral Standard No. 595 or the applicable military
be used lieu of paint on gloss painted aircraft for
specification. Military Standard 795 is a supple-
external and internal markings within the size limits
mentary document to the standard. Colors as Fed-
specified herein or as otherwise, stated in para-
eral Standard 595 or MIL-STD-795 are designated
graph 7-2. Large, one piece decals are unsatisfac-
by three digit numbers in the ANA bulletins and by
tory because of application difficulties. Decals may
five digit numbers in the Federal standard. Colors
be pressure sensitive, adhesive backed, and
of paint compounds are identified by numerical cod-
scored, but otherwise conforming to Military Speci-
fication MIL-P-38477. Pressure sensitive decals
should be applied in accordance with TM
The first digit identifies the gloss of the color.
1-1500-204-23-1. Pressure sensitive decals are
not recommended for use on MIL-C-46168 painted
The numeral one indicates gloss.
aircraft except where stencil lettering size is imprac-
The numeral two indicates semigloss.