The paint schemes and materials prescribed by this TM are mandatory for all Army aircraft whether assigned for active service, storage, under procurement, or involved in research and development. This TM is applicable to all Army Reserve National Guard, and major Army field commands as defined in AR 10-5, Section III. Commencing Oct 85, "New procurements and those assets that require depot maintenance will include polyurethane (MIL-DTL-64159 or MIL-DTL-53039) and/or MIL-C-22750, Epoxy as noted in this publication."
PURPOSE. This manual provides instructions and procedures for the painting and marking of all Army aircraft, including standard approved materials, application and maintenance of coatings, .nishing materials, special purpose coatings and markings, insignia, and identification markings.