All letters and numerals used in the marking of vehicles and equipment
will be of the gothic style illustrated in figure 1. Thickness of the
characters (stroke width) will be between 1/6 and 1/7 of their
Figure 1: Gothic style alphabet and numerals
All markings will be of the maximum practical size to be seen at
optimum distances unless specifically identified with this bulletin.
Permanent markings will be applied in either the stencil and paint
method or by means of pressure sensitive adhesive vinyl markings
conforming to MIL-D-8634B. The same marking method will be used for
adjacent markings, or for the same markings on other areas of the same
vehicle or piece of equipment. Refer to TM 9-213 for application
Stencil and paint. Paper stencils are available as individual
letters, numerals, and legends of various sizes, and may be located
by Federal stock number under FSC 7520, Federal Stock Catalogue
Pressure sensitive adhesive vinyl. Markings made of this material
are available as die cut letters, numerals, and legends of various
sizes, and maybe located by Federal stock number in SM 10-1-7600, FSC
Temporary markings will be applied with a gasoline soluble paint or
removable vinyl markings, in accordance with instructions contained
Markings on vehicles and equipment will be applied in colours as
Lusterless white, Colour Chip No. 37875-for vehicles painted olive
drab or other dark colour.
Gloss black, Colour Chip No. 17038 for vehicles painted yellow,
white, or other light colour.