a. Helicopters. Helicopters skids and skid
faces, e.g., oleo pistons will not be painted. Land-
structures will be painted in the same manner as
ing gear of non-tactical aircraft will be painted
the fuselage, with aircraft green, MIL-C-46168.
color 17925, MIL-C-83286.
When repainting helicopters. the skids will be
removed from the aircraft, the skid wells and
enclosures will be inspected, cleaned and
repainted. The removed skids will be inspected,
cleaned or stripped, as appropriate, repainted and
a. Wheel wells of tactical aircraft will be
reinstalled on the aircraft.
painted Aircraft White, No. 37875, per MIL-C-
b. Fixed Wing Aircraft. Landing gear of fixed
wing aircraft will be processed in same paint as
b. During repainting, wheel wells will be thor-
the fuselage. Mating, dynamic or load bearing sur-
oughly cleaned but not stripped.
6 - 1 2 .
WALKWAYS. W a l k w a y c o a t i n g s c o n -
forming to Military Specification MIL-W-5044 will
be applied on wing roots and heavy duty exterior
traffic areas of all aircraft and overcoated with
MIL-C-46168, aircraft green or aircraft black. Walk-
way coating conforming to Military Specification
MIL-W-5044, Type II may be applied directly over
any primed, enamel led or acrylic nitro-cellulose
a. Application Procedures for Walkway Coat-
lacquer surfaces of the aircraft exterior. These
ing, Military Specification MIL-W-5044.
areas must be overcoated with MIL-C-46168 air-
craft green or aircraft black. The wing root walk-
(1) Apply walkway coating in accordance
ways will be applied on both wing roots to a width
with application instructions in Military Specifica-
of 18 inches measured from the fuselage and will
extend from just aft of the leading edge to just
forward of the trailing edge. The exact width may
vary from the 18-inch requirement for specific air-
(2) After each coat, allow a minimum
craft. Safety walk, pressure sensitive material
drying time of 1/2 hour.
conforming to Military Specification MIL-D-17951,
Type Ill, may be used as an option, but is not rec-
(3) After final coat, allow walkway coat-
ommended. When such materials are used, they
ing to air-dry until set to touch before handling.
must be overcoated with MIL-C-46168 paints. Par-
ticular attention must be given the edges to
assure good adhesion and sealing with MIL-C-