Section V. IDENTIFICATION LETTERING
General. The identification lettering on
Style. Unless otherwise specified. identifi-
the fuselage of all Department of the Army, Army
cation lettering, ARMY, U.S. ARMY, or UNITED
National Guard, and United States Army Reserve
STATES ARMY, will be presented in vertical block
helicopters will consist of the letters ARMY plac-
letters. All letters should be of the same block
ed on each side of the fuselage.
Specific Application. The ARMY mark-
ings will be placed on each side of the fuselage of
helicopters as shown in appropriate illustrations.
(1) For tactical TDA helicopters and fix-
ed wing aircraft, the height and location of lettering
may vary on aircraft of different size and model and
space available, but the size and location of this
The paint to be used for application of
marking will be the same on all aircraft of the same
letters and markings specified in Sec-
tions VI thru X shall be the same as that
used to finish the surface to be marked.
(2) For non-tactical TDA helicopters and
fixed wing aircraft, letters will be of uniform size,
with the letters separated from the numerals with a
dash. Depending on the fuselage surface available,
letters will be in the largest size practicable:
however, in no case will they be smaller than 8 by
12 inches, or larger than 32 by 48 inches. The
height of identification lettering near the star will
be the diameter of the basic blue circle. Exception
of these dimensions will be taken when the alloted
space does not allow for the dimensions prescrib-
Uniformity. Aircraft identification letter-
ing will be standardized and uniformity maintained
on similar type aircraft in each organization.
Restriction. The Army identification let-
tering and the National Star Insignia when appro-
priate, will not be altered in location, dimension.
or configuration from the specifications reflected
herein to accommodate any major command and
organizational insignia or marking.
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