MIL-STD-2525
Symbology
by Ryan Crierie

This is a modified NATO APP-6A standard, being used by the US Military for it's computerized map displays, etc. The most current revision is 2525C; released on 17 November 2008.

Symbol

Unit Size

Ø

Team/Crew

Squad

●●

Section

●●●

Platoon/Detachment

Company/Battery/Troop

││

Battalion/Squadron

│││

Regiment/Group

X

Brigade

X X

Division

X X X

Corps

X X X X

Army

X X X X X

Army Group/Front

X X X X X X

Region

+ +

Command

(A command is a unit or units, an organization, or an area under the command of one individual. It does not correspond to any of the other echelons.)



Land Container Shapes

Friendly

Hostile

Neutral

Unknown



Computer-Generated Symbol Fill Colors


Dark Color

Medium Color

Light Color

Friendly

#006b8d
(0, 107, 140) RGB
(138, 255, 70) HSL

#00a8dc
(0, 168, 220) RGB
(138, 255, 110) HSL

#80e0ff
(128, 224, 255) RGB
(138, 255, 192) HSL

Hostile

#c80000
(200, 0, 0) RGB
(0, 255, 100) HSL

#ff3031
(255, 48, 49) RGB
(0, 255, 152) HSL

#ff8080
(255, 128, 128) RGB
(0, 255, 192) HSL

Unknown

#e1dc00
(225, 220, 0) RGB
(42, 255, 110) HSL

#ffff00
(255, 255, 0) RGB
(42, 255, 128) HSL

#ffff80
(255, 255, 128) RGB
(42, 255, 192) HSL

Neutral

#00a000
(0, 160, 0) RGB
(85, 255, 80) HSL

#00e200
(0, 226, 0) RGB
(85, 255, 113) HSL

#aaffaa
(170, 255, 170) RGB
(85, 255, 213) HSL

Civilian

#500050
(80, 0, 80) RGB
(213, 255, 40) HSL

#800080
(128, 0, 128) RGB
(213, 255, 64) HSL

#ffa1ff
(255, 161, 255) RGB
(213, 255, 208) HSL


Computer-Generated Unfilled Symbol Colors


Color

Friendly

#00ffff
(0, 255, 255) (RGB)

Hostile

#ff0000
(255, 0, 0) (RGB)

Unknown

#ffff00
(255, 255, 0) (RGB)

Neutral

#00ff00
(0, 255, 0) (RGB)

Civilian

#ff00ff
(255, 0, 255) (RGB)



Basic Modifiers


Air-Assault


Airborne


Amphibious


Arctic


Mountain


Wheeled


Motorized


Naval


Infantry Basic Symbols


Basic Symbol


Motorized


Armored/Mechanized


Naval Infantry (or Marines)



Armor/Cavalry Basic Symbols


Armor


Cavalry


Mechanized Cavalry




Artillery Basic Symbols


Basic Symbol


Self-Propelled Artillery


Forward Observer


Anti-Tank Artillery


Surface-to-Surface Missile


Air-Defense Artillery


Air Defense, Missile


Air Defense, Gun


Air Defense, Composite






Combat Support Symbols


Medical


Engineer


Supply


Transportation


Chemical/NBC


Maintenance


Signals


Bibliography:

MIL-STD-2525C; 17 November 2008 (Warning! 12 MB PDF)