(6) Transilluminated console panels with
crazing, scratches and gouges may be touched-up
with lusterless black lacquer. Touch-up may be ac-
a. General Information for Painting Crew-
complished by using a small bristled brush, wetted with
MIL-L-19538 or MIL-L-46159, black #37038, lacquer.
(1) All tactical rotary wing aircraft crew-
b. Cargo/Troop Compartments.
stations shall be painted Aircraft Black, No.
37038. per MIL-C-46168. Tactical fixed wing air-
(1) The aircraft cargo/troop compartments will
craft shall be painted lusterless gray, per MIL-C-
be painted either in polyurethane, MIL-C-46168, or
8779. Interior marking stencils shall be Aircraft
epoxy paint, MIL-C-22750. Epoxy paint has charac-
White. No. 37875. MIL-C-46168. When decals are
teristics equal to those of polyurethane in applications
not continuously exposed to sunlight.
used. they shall be white vinyl ink letters on a lus-
terless black background.
( 2 ) A i r c r a f t c a r g o / t r o o p compartments
will be painted in Interior Aircraft Gray No.
Paint residue can retard free movement
(3) UH-1 aircraft cockpit and troop
of flight and power controls causing
compartments will be painted aircraft block,
unsafe conditions leading to a crash.
No. 3 7 0 3 8 , M I L - C - 4 6 1 6 8 . E x c e p t t h e U H - 1
Therefore, check all flight and power
Aircraft assigned to aera medical evacuation
controls before flights following paint-
u n i t s w i l l r e t a i n a i r c r a f t g r a y , No. 36231,
ing of aircraft interiors. Emergency
MIL-C-46168 in the cargo/troop compartment
handles should also be checked for
and aircraft black in the cockpit.
freedom of action.
(4) Markings and stencils applied on
the gray of cargo/troop compartments will be
in aircraft black, No. 37038, per MIL-C-46168.
Markings applied on aircraft black will be in
aircraft white, No. 37875, MIL-C-46168.
(3) See Chapter 7 for general interior let-
tering and marking instructions.
(5) Uninhabited enclosures and/or
bays of cargo/troop compartments will be
(4) Uninhabited enclosures in the crew-
painted in the same manner as the compart-
station area will also be painted Aircraft Black No.
ment, e.g., avionics compartments, hydraulic
37038 (e.g.. map holders, under console and cir-
components, areas under acoustical mats.
cuit breaker panels and equipment storage areas).
c. External access and equipment bays and
(5) Crewstations and passenger stations
enclosures will be painted in aircraft black with
of OH-6 and OH-58 aircraft will be painted Aircraft
markings and stencils in Orange-Yellow. No.
Black. No. 37038. per MIL-C-46168, Passenger
compartments of fixed wing aircraft will be
MIL-C-46168, AIRCRAFT BLACK,
Markings and stenciling applied in passenger sta-
No. 37038, POLYURETHANE PAINT,
tions of these aircraft will be in Aircraft White, No.
37875, MIL-C-46168. Decals shall be white vinyl ink
letters on a lusterless black background.
a. The MIL-C-46168 topcoat is a plural compo-
nent low reflective polyurethane paint system,
intended for use over epoxy polyamide primer,
MIL-P-23377 or MIL-P-85582.
Do not spray paint transilluminated con-