Each single vehicle and vehicle combination has a
classification number for empty, cross-country loading.
The classification numbers are used to determine
whether a bridge, correspondingly classified, can be
b. All applicable self-propelled vehicles subject to
camouflaging, not towing other vehicles, will carry a
circular sign of 9-inch diameter with the vehicle
classification number in black on a green background.
This will normally be located on the front of the vehicle
toward the right side and below the driver's line of vision.
c. All applicable self-propelled vehicles subject to
camouflaging, towing other vehicles, will carry a sign
similar in size, design, and location except that the
classification number of the vehicle combination will be
shown with the letter C in black above the number. A 6-
inch green circle with tone basic vehicle classification
Figure 20. Fuel tank markings.
number in black will be marked on the right side of the
vehicle in a conspicuous location. The towed vehicle will
calibration insignia plate as provided in kit ORD
be similarly marked with its basic classification number.
7911573. These plates will be applied on each side of
d. When the classification number of the vehicle is
the M820, M934 and M935 Expansible Vans, between
not subject to change, the marking may be applied
the second and sixth rails, Figure 21. On other types of
directly on a suitable surface. Use adhesive-backed
calibration vehicles (such as vans and panel trucks), the
markings or paint with stencils. Side markings may be
plates will be applied to the most appropriate surface,
applied by painting or by using adhesive-backed decals.
depending on surface size and window location.
On vehicles not subject to camouflaging, painted in gloss
h. All motorized materials handling equipment will
colors, the markings will be gloss yellow 13538; gloss
have the capacity marked on each side. The marking
black 17038; and gloss red 11136. On vehicles not
will consist of the numerals showing the applicable
subject to camouflaging, painted in semigloss or
pounds followed by the letters CAP. The actual weight of
lusterless colors, the markings will be lusterless yellow
the equipment will also be marked on each side, in
33538; gloss black 17038; and gloss red 11136. When
numerals, to show the applicable pounds, followed by the
the marking is applied directly to vehicles painted in the
letters MTWT. Letters and numerals will be one inch
same or similar color, the circumference of the circle will
high in the same color as the registration marking.
be outlined with a black circle 3/4 inch wide.
i. Other necessary technical instructions may be
e. In usages where the classification number may
marked on appropriate surfaces as required or
change, a sign kit will be utilized which consists of a 9-
authorized by the responsible command.
inch metal disk, a retaining plate, and two sets of five
(1) Such markings will be applied in letters
different numeral plates. By installing the retaining plate,
and numerals normally one inch in height, but not less
the numeral plates will be locked in place. The sign has
than 1/2 inch.
black numerals on a green background and a black C on
(2) Color of the markings will be lusterless
green 383 or black, whichever affords the greater
contrast with the surface color. If practicable, the color
f. The following weight classification sign kit is
chosen will be the same as the registration marking.
being supplied initially with mounting brackets and
(3) Temporary instructions will be applied with
removable vinyl markings or gasoline soluble paint.
13. WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION.
a. All single vehicles with a gross weight of over 3
tons, and all trailers with a rated payload exceeding 1-1/2
tons, are classified for the purpose of bridge crossing per