overhaul, in colors authorized by this bulletin. Repainting
SECTION I. GENERAL
will not be done merely to change color unless such is
considered necessary for safety or security purposes by
the responsible commander.
Spot painting for
preservation only will be the rule rather than the
a. This bulletin is published to implement AR 750-1
exception. Upon removal from storage to be issued or
in defining the color marking and camouflage pattern
placed in service, vehicle and equipment will be marked
painting requirements for Department of the Army
as prescribed by these instructions.
military vehicles (except vehicles in administrative use),
c. Any new markings will conform to the
construction and highway maintenance equipment, and
requirements of this bulletin.
self-propelled materials handling equipment.
d. Markings, in addition to those prescribed or
b. Special color and marking requirements for
authorized in this bulletin, will be applied only on specific
vehicles in administrative use are contained in AR 58-1.
approval of the Department of the Army (paragraph 3a)
or as identified in official Department of the Army
a. These instructions apply to all Department of the
e. Markings peculiar to any vehicle, or series of
Army activities and installations using, maintaining or
vehicles, will be applied as specified in this bulletin.
procuring such vehicles or equipment.
Description, identification, and location of vehicle peculiar
exceptions to normal color and marking requirements
markings will be found in the appropriate vehicle
are identified in later sections of this bulletin.
b. Instructions for application of special technical
f. Under tactical conditions, when it becomes
markings not shown in these instructions are located in
necessary to conceal the markings, all such prominent
specific Department of the Army publications.
markings may be covered with temporary paint (Paint,
c. Vehicle and equipment painting instructions are
temporary, lusterless, gasoline removable MIL-P-13983)
contained in TM 43-0139.
on authority of the responsible commander. Such
markings may also be temporarily camouflaged by the
use of oil, dirt, mud, or other readily removable
concealment of the true identity of the activity involved,
SECTION II. DESCRIPTION
may be painted and marked as deemed appropriate by
the responsible commander.
Identification of such
5. DESCRIPTION OF MARKINGS.
vehicles will be marked in inconspicuous locations as
a. All letters and numerals used in the marking of
prescribed in applicable Department of the Army
vehicles and equipment will be of the gothic style
illustrated in Figure 1. Thickness of the characters
(stroke width) will be between 1/6 and 1/7In of their
Recommendations (EIR's): You can help improve this
equipment by recommending design improvements
b. All markings will be of the size shown and
and/or better service and repair procedures. EIR's will
specified in this bulletin.
be prepared using SF 368, Quality Deficiency Report.
c. Permanent markings may be applied in the form
Instructions for preparing EIR's are provided in DA Pam
of adhesive backed markers of the prescribed color, may
738-750. Mail directly to: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-
be painted on when markers are unavailable, or when
Automotive Command, ATTN: AMSTA-QRT, Warren,
application must be made on canvas or other porous
Michigan 48397-5000. A reply will be furnished to you.
surface.Non-reflective markers will be of material
conforming to MIL-M43719, Type II, Class 1, and will
conform to applicable detailed specification sheets.
a. Markings that are not authorized, are not of the
Reflective markers will be of material conforming to
authorized style, or are not in approved location per this
Federal Specification L-S-300, Type I or II, Class 3,
bulletin, will be changed or relocated at the time of
vehicle repainting, or when the condition of the existing
Stencil and paint. Paper and metal
stencils are available as individual letters, numerals, and
legends of various sizes, and may be located by National
b. Vehicles and equipment will be repainted only
Stock Number under FSC 7520, Federal Supply Catalog
when required for preservation purposes, or at time of
C7510/30-IL-A. Table 2-1 lists several different size
metal stencil sets.