the words AIR, GROUND, OR DITCHING USE ONLY, as
d. Small handles or levers used to actuate doors or hatches
shall be identified by alternate orange-yellow and black
stripes, 1/8 inch in width, painted on the background of the
Example: GROUND USE ONLY, GROUND, AND
panel. Alternate orange-yellow and black stripes 1/8 to 1/4
DITCHING USE ONLY, etc.
inch in width, shall be applied directly onto large levers or
exit controls. Background striping shall be applied at a 45-
degree angle from the vertical, rotated clockwise. Handles
and small levers shall be striped with alternate colored rings.
7-25. ESCAPE PANELS
-- EXTERNAL MARKINGS
The striping shall not interfere with other types of markings
or codings. Suitable descriptive wording, readily visible,
a. Markings identifying escape hatches, doors, and exits
will be marked or stenciled on the door or structure of the
on the outside of aircraft will be marked gloss yellow on
aircraft whichever is nearer to the emergency release, to
identify and explain its operation. This wording preferably
dark surfaces, and gloss black on light surfaces. If enamel is
U Sed it will conform to Federal Specification TT-E-489; if
will be 1 inch high, and will be not less than 1/2 inch high.
urethane is used, it will conform to Military Specification
Standard English terminology will be used, such as PULL,
PUSH, TURN, or SLIDE.
b. All external releases for operation of emergency exit
e. Exits which are adequate for air, ground, and ditching
escape shall have the words EMERGENCY EXIT centered panels will be marked EXIT RELEASE on the outside of the
in the most visible location on the inside of the door or aircraft to facilitate quick identification. The wording that
describes the operation of the exit release will be standard
English terminology, such as PULL, PUSH, TURN, or
f. Exits which are not adequate for all three phases of SLIDE. Letters preferably will be 2 inches high and will be
escape shall be marked EMERGENCY EXIT, followed by not less than 1 inch high.
Section X. MISCELLANEOUS MARKINGS
7-26. GENERAL. Markings
of interior and exterior sur-
be applied to aircraft assigned to remote areas when autho
faces, labels, decals, placards, and stencils will be applied in
rized by the major Army field commander.
accordance with manufacturer's instructions. The materials
(polyurethane, lacquer or enamel) used applying the back-
FOR TANK AREAS
ground will be the same as that used to finish the surface.
NAL STATION MARKINGS.
Installations in aircraft cockpits of placards required by TB's
or MWO's will be accomplished by coating the back of the
a. Data Markings. Additional data such as coolant mix-
placard with a clear lacquer, varnish, or similar substance.
ture, water, alcohol mixture, oil tank level restrictions and
fuel grade (specified) will be applied near the filler caps in
The placard will be further secured by an additional coat of
clear lacquer, varnish, or similar substance over the front of
letters 1/2 inch high
the placard. If desired, such placards may be made of photo
sensitive anodized aluminum. Military Specification MIL-P-
b. Fuel Nozzle Grounding. The grounding receptacle
10524, Type H, or other metal, and attached to the surface of
symbol indicates where the grounding plug shall be inserted
the aircraft cockpit by bolts or screws.
to accomplish the grounding process. The symbol and letter-
ing will be painted MIL-C-46168, aircraft black, number
7-27. BILINGUAL MARKINGS. Bilingual markings will