placed on the structural part of the aircraft near
posed of five 1/2 inch squares arranged in a sym-
the cover, bracket, or holder.
metrical cross. The lettering will be 1/2 inch high
and National Stock Number will be 5/6 inch high
(3) If background areas on which the red
cross is to be painted will impair visibility of the
Markings will be applied using MIL-C-46168, air-
cross, a solid white square equal to or slightly
craft red #31 136 for the cross, MIL-C-46168, and air-
larger than the overall dimensions of the red cross
craft black #37078, for the lettering.
may first be painted in that area to provide a con-
trasting background. Use MIL-C-46168, aircraft
(2) If the kit is enclosed in a cover or in-
stalled in a bracket or holder which hinders the
Litters. Paint red cross markings on lit-
visibility of the marking on the kit, an additional
ters using appropriate colors of paint MI L-
red cross will be placed on such cover, bracket, or
C-46168. Litters, where painted, will be painted in
holder. If this is not practical, the red cross will be
MIL-C-46168 forest green.
than 12 inches wide by 15 inches tall, and be in
GENERAL. Command and/or
organizational insignia, which has previously
proportion to the patch or distintive crest that th-
they represent. Decals will be applied with their
been authorized by Headquarters Department of
vertical center 9 3/4 inches aft of the pilot/co-
the Army, may be applied to Army aircraft upon
pilot "D" window (measured from the "D" window's
approval of major Army field commanders. Using
aft most point) along the window's bottom. They
organizations will be responsible for the applica-
will be horizontally centered along an imaginary
tion and subsequent removal of insignia before
longitudinal line running through the centers of the
transfer of the aircraft to another activity. Depot
"D" window and the first passenger window. On
maintenance facilities will not replace command
and/or organization insignia. Such insignia will be
helicopters, the insignia will be applied to each
side of the fuselage, aft of the radio call numbers.
applied over MIL-C-46168 paint.
However, on some helicopters, adequate space
may not be available at that exact location. In
COLOR, LOCATION, AND SIZE.
In such cases, the insignia or lettering should be
positioned as near as posible to the specified
Color, Because bright colors will aid in
the visual acquisition of combat aircraft and
degrade the effectiveness of the standard Army
tactical paint schemes, unit and organizational in-
c. Size of Insignia-Helicopters. If placed on the
vertical stabilizer, insignia will not exceed 75 per-
signia on tactical aircraft will only be painted
lusterless black and olive drab. Non-tactical air-
cent of the height of the allocated portion of the
verical stabilizer. If placed above the cabin windows,
craft will have these insignia painted only in
the insignia will not exceed the size of the U.S.
authorized topcoats and colors approved by
Headquarters, Department of the Army.
Army on the vertical stabilizer.
On fixed wing aircraft, the
d. Size of lettering-Helicopters. Lettering for the name
of the command or home station will not exceed two
comman insignia will be applied on the aircraft
thirds of the size of the U. S. ARMY on the vertcal stabilizer.
in the following manner. They will be no larger