U.S. Army Colors for Support Equipment
by Ryan Crierie

Exterior Paint

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Remarks

Lusterless Forest Green

FS 34083

#343b2b

--Standard Vehicle Interior/Exterior Color; also used for construction/materials handling equipment. Used unless specified otherwise.

--M113 floors and ramps, also interior surfaces such as doors and hatches which become exterior surfaces during operational use.

--Materials Handling Equipment exterior and interior surfaces when in tactical area assignments.

--Exterior Surfaces of Towed Artillery and MRLs.

--Really, this color is used for EVERYTHING, from television cameras; antennas, etc etc etc. If in doubt, paint it this color.

Gloss White

FS 17875

#eff5e7

--Ambulance Interior and Exterior Surfaces

--General interior color for combat vehicles and special purpose armored vehicles.

--Garbage/Refuse Collection Trucks (Non Tactical Use); exterior and interior surfaces.

Gloss Green

FS 14050

#2a3429

Commercial Vehicles procured by Army, Interior and Exterior surfaces.

Gloss Red

FS 11136

#8f1700

Firefighting vehicles interior and exterior surfaces. (also includes auxiliary vehicles to be assigned exclusively for firefighting or fire protection and airfield crash rescue vehicles when in nontactical use.)

Gloss Yellow

FS 13538

#edb402

--Firefighting vehicles interior and exterior surfaces. (also includes auxiliary vehicles to be assigned exclusively for firefighting or fire protection and airfield crash rescue vehicles when in non-tactical use.)

--Materials handling equipment in non-tactical use (includes aircraft towing and fuel/oil dispensing vehicles, interior and exterior surfaces.

--Facilities Engineering Vehicles not assigned to tactical units (Including attachments used for highway construction/maintenance). Interior and Exterior surfaces.

Gloss Black

FS 17038

#222126

--Garbage/Refuse Collection Trucks (Non Tactical Use); top of hood, handles, control levers, and stepping area of running board.

--Gondola, Hopper and tank railroad cars

Semi Gloss Black

FS 27038

#222126

Railway motive power and work equipment

Gloss Olive Green

FS 14064

#252317

Railway Hospital, kitchen, passenger, freight and caboose car exteriors.

Stencil Colors for Marking of Equipment

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Use

Gloss White

FS 17875

#eff5e7

Railroad markings and letterings.

Lusterless Black

FS 37038

#222126

Towed Artillery, MRL, Guided missiles and rocket letterings.

Gloss Yellow

FS 13538

#edb402

--Stripe placed on each side and end of all locomotives and tenders.

--Access steps to locomotives and tenders shall be painted this color.

References:
MIL-HDBK-1473(MI) Color and Marking of Army Materiel (Metric)
MIL-HDBK-1473A(MI) Color and Marking of Army Materiel