U.S. Army Aircraft Markings

Marking Colors (Non Tactical Aircraft)

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Black

FS 17038

#222126

White

FS 17875

#eff5e7

Red

FS 11136

#8f1700

Orange Yellow

FS 13538

#edb402

Yellow

FS 13655

#efc800

Green

FS 14110

#215f20



Marking Colors (Tactical Aircraft)

Color

Federal Standard

HTML Code

Black

FS 37038

#222126

White

FS 37875

#eff5e7

Red

FS 31136

#8f1700

Orange Yellow

FS 33538

#edb402

Yellow

FS 33538

#edb402

Green

FS 34110

#215f20


Filling Points
(White or Black depending on the color scheme)

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Refuelling

NATO CODE NO
MAX FILLING PRESSURE
___ PSI ___ Kg/Cm2

Refuelling (Rocket)

NATO CODE NO
MAX FILLING PRESSURE
___ PSI ___ Kg/Cm2

Rocket
Oxidizers

NATO CODE NO
MAX FILLING PRESSURE
___ PSI ___ Kg/Cm2

Engine Lubricating Oil

NATO CODE NO
MAX FILLING PRESSURE
___ PSI ___ Kg/Cm2

Hydraulic
Fluid

NATO CODE NO
MAX FILLING PRESSURE
___ PSI ___ Kg/Cm2

De-Icing

NATO
CODE NO.

Coolant

NATO
CODE NO.
WATER ____ %
COOLANT ____ %

Fire Extinguishing
System

NATO
CODE NO.

Oxygen (Breathing)
Liquid System

LIQUID
FILLING PRESSURE
_______ PSI
________ Kg/Cm2
_______ LITERS

Oxygen (Breathing)
Gas System

GAS
FILLING PRESSURE
_______ PSI
______ Kg/Cm2

Air Conditioning


Anti-Detonant
or
Thrust
Augmentation

METHANOL %___
WATER % _____
NATO
CODE NO.
(METHANOL CODE NO. S-747)

Inerting System

NITROGEN
___ PSI
_____ Kg/Cm2

External Electrical Connections

28V or 115V DC
115/200V, 400 CYCLES

Grounding or Earthing Receptacle

GROUND (EARTH) HERE

Pneumatic System

MAX CHARGING PRESSURE
____ PSI _____ Kg/Cm2

Fuel Tank Water Grain Off


Pneumatic System Starter Connection

MAX OPERATING PRESSURE
____ PSI _____ Kg/Cm2

Flight Data Recorder

(Note, is always white background on black lettering)





Ground Handling Points
(Yellow or Orange. Outlined with either white or black depending on the background)

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Jacking

NONE

Towing

NONE:

Note: Optional where towing point is obvious, and suitable location for symbol not available

Sling/Hoist

NONE

Tail Support

NONE

Note: Placed around the Point of Support

Mooring/
Picketing

NONE

Locking of Drop Tank

NONE

Telephone Connection, Ground to Cockpit

NONE

Drinking Water Replenishment

NONE

Toilet Servicing

NONE





Armament/Ammunition Points
(Painted Green)

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Type of Point

Symbol

Lettering Below Symbol

Gun

NONE

Links Container

NONE

Shunt for cutting out firing safety control

NONE

Selection Plug (Rockets)

NONE

Cartridge Container

NONE

Bomb Rack (Hoist Attachment Point)

NONE

(More inspection points need to be done, but this is a nice start for now).


Reference:
TM 55-1500-345-23 – Painting and Marking of Army Aircraft (12 June 1986)