d. Designation plates contain data pertinent to the
c. Truck, Ambulance, 1/4-Ton, 4 x 4, M718
vehicle or equipment, but are not required for actual
(series), will have an 18-inch red cross on a 20-inch-
operation. They will be located in convenient position
square white field marked on each canvas side curtain
without creating confusion with operation plates. The
directly to the rear of the canvas side doors, Figure 28.
plates will include:
(1) An 18-inch red cross on a 20-inch-square
(1) Name or identification plates. To show
white field will be marked on the rear of the vehicle. The
nomenclature, manufacturer, model, serial number,
upper half of this marking will be applied on the canvas
stock number, contract number, US registration number,
rear doors and the lower half on the tailgate, centered
and date of delivery to the Government.
with the centerline of the vehicle, in order that the full
(2) Data plates. To show empty weight,
marking is shown when the rear doors are closed.
maximum payload and/or gross weight, weight on each
(2) A 45-inch red cross on a 48-inch-square
axle and/or maximum towed load for highway and cross-
white field will be marked centered on the canvas roof.
country, center of gravity empty and loaded, shipping
d. Truck Ambulance, M1010 will have the word
cubage, overall and reducible dimensions, and other
"Ambulance" marked in 3-inch-high-white letters,
pertinent linear and angular dimensions.
centered three-quarters of an inch above the windshield.
(3) Servicing data plates. To show fuel capacity
(1) A 3-inch red cross on a 4-inch-square white
and minimum octane, cooling system capacity, draining
field will be marked to each side of, and in line with, the
instructions, tire pressures for terrain conditions,
word "Ambulance" above the windshield.
lubricant data for different temperature ranges, and other
(2) A 33-inch red cross on a 36-inch-square
servicing data for the vehicle, components, or equipment
white field will be marked on each side of the body below
the roof joint and centered above the rear wheels.
(4) Responsible agency plates. To show the
(3) A 33-inch red cross on a 36-inch-square
Commodity Command or Agency responsible for the
white field will be marked on the rear door panels directly
procurement and/or maintenance of the vehicle or its
below the windows and centered on the vertical
chassis, body, and/or equipment.
centerline of the vehicle.
(5) Publication plates. To show the manuals
(4) A 60-inch red cross on a 64-inch-square
(operator's maintenance, and supply) and lubrication
white field will be marked on the roof 14 inches from the
order applicable to the vehicles.
e. Designation plates may be combined plates
e. Vehicles other than the ones enumerated, that
when space conditions warrant.
are intended for such usage and that are affected by
international agreement concerning such vehicles, will be
marked in a similar manner.
f. The National Symbol will not be applied to
Medical Service vehicles. The sizes of the red crosses
a. Truck, Ambulance, 1-1/4-Ton, 4x4 M1010,
specified are measured across opposite ends. Each limb
Figure 28, will
have on the left and right side outer panel
of the cross will be a square having sides equal to one-
of the ambulance body, a red cross on a white field
third the size of the cross.
decal, P/N 23-0196, Cage 25022, NSN 7690-01-165-
g. The following colors will be used for ambulance
0541. Also on each of these panels will be a decal, P/N
markings, as applicable:
230193, Cage 25022, NSN 7690-01-165-0542.
(1) Gloss red 11136 and gloss white 17875 on
(1) The Ambulance Body roof panel will have a red
vehicles painted gloss or semigloss olive drab.
cross on a white field decal, 36 x 36 inch, P/N 230198,
(2) Lusterless red 31136 and lusterless white
Cage 25022, NSN 7690-01-165-0544.
37875 on vehicles painted lusterless forest green.
(2) The Ambulance Body left and right rear
doors, will have a red cross on a white field decal, P/N
230200, Cage 25022, NSN 7690-01-165-6901.
The Truck Ambulance M996 and M997, Figure
29, (HMMWV) has attached reversible markings, See
TM 9-2320-280 series manuals for details.