The fore and aft location of the marking
d. The American flag, when located on aircraft,
will be approximately in line with the trailing edge
should be positioned horizontally in such a man-
of the wing.
ner that union (blue field) should be upper-most
with stripes of the flag trailing at all times.
The vertical location of the marking will be
at a point 2 to 3 feet off the ground with the
e. Flags printed on pressure-sensitive tapes are
airplane in the wheels-up position and resting on
to be procured locally.
the ground, or in the case of airplanes having fix-
ed landing gear, with the landing gear collapsed.
When battery is accessible via a panel or door, the
notation "BATTERY ACCESS" will be marked in
block letters not less than 1/2 inch high on battery
Use this paragraph if no specific guidance
dows, enclosures, etc. the marking will be placed
for a particular aircraft is shown in Chapters 9 and
as near the above mentioned location as prac-
ticable. Either stencils, or a decalcomania, con-
b. Show painter's name or code, date, wash
Primer (WP), primer (P), and top coat (L for lacquer,
The lettering of battery location will be 7/8
C for coatings, etc.) and quantity of coats. Painter
inch plus or minus 1/8 inch in height. The marking
can be Government, for example, "NCAD", or
will be black shade No. 37038, on aircraft green
and gloss black, on aluminized or international
orange and white painted surfaces.
AMERICAN FLAG DECALS.
a. The American flag will be applied to Army
** WPI-P2-L3 Date
aircraft which support relief operations outside
continental limits of the United States, unless
-- indicates wash primer used
specifically prohibited by the Unit Commander.
-- indicates primer used
b. Decals should be placed in a horizontal posi-
tion on each aircraft. Minimum decal size for CH-
-- indicates lacquer used (if
47 and larger aircraft should be 34 inches X 17-1/2
inches, and for UH-60 and smaller aircraft, 17-3/4
inches X 9-3/4 inches.
-- indicates coating used (if
c. The American flag decal is to be positioned
on vertical stabilizer of fixed wing aircraft, on CH-
Location. On left side of aircraft below
47, and the cargo door of Utility Rotary Wing Air-
the Serial Number and Fuel Specification. Also
craft. Decals will be placed on major sheet metal
enter the above information in the applicable DA
structure of medical service aircraft and other
rotary wing aircraft.