APP-6
Symbology
by Ryan Crierie

NATO officially standardized it's symbology for map symbols and displays with the APP-6 “Military Symbols for Land-Based Systems” in July 1986.

Symbol

Generic Term

Not Given

●●

Not Given

●●●

Platoon

●●●●

Echelon

Company

││

Battalion

│││

Regiment/Group

X

Brigade

X X

Division

X X X

Corps

X X X X

Army

X X X X X

Army Group

X X X X X X

Region



Symbol Colors


Color

Friendly

Blue

Enemy

Red

Friendly/Enemy NBC Events

Yellow

Friendly/Enemy Man-Made Obstacles

Green



Basic Symbols


Infantry


Reconnaissance


Anti-Tank


Artillery


Armor


Armored Artillery


Mechanized/Armored Infantry


Engineer


Supply


Supply (Alternate)


Transportation


Signal/Communications


Bibliography:

APP-6; July 1986