using reference points on the vehicle and making a
however, to avoid straight, vertical, and horizontal lines
conscious effort to maintain the relative shape of the
wherever possible. The pattern is marked (fig. 3-3) with
different color areas. High precision is not required in
an abbreviation or number of the color to be used in
marking if the shape and size of the patterns are kept
each area (paint-by-the numbers) to guide the painter.
within reasonable tolerances (plus or minus 2 inches).
Care must be taken.
Figure 3-3. Soldier applying a pattern with chalk.
National stock number
Paints. The paints and thinners to be used in
pattern painting are to be obtained through normal
supply channels. Pattern painting will begin upon receipt
of the necessary pattern designs and paints.
a. Enamel, Alkyd, Camouflage, Specification
MIL-E-52798. This is the standard paint for use in the
pattern painting. It is a new synthetic camouflage alkyd
enamel for use as a finishing coat on military equipment.
Except for white, it comes in the standard camouflage
The new camouflage alkyd enamel is on
expedited procurement. National stock numbers for this
enamel are as follows:
White Water Paste, Specification MIL-
P13340. This is used where white is one of the four
NSN 8010-00-597-5253 for 5-gallon can.