MIL-DTL-53039 Coating, Aliphatic Polyurethane, Single Component, Chemical Agent Resistant


This specification covers single component, polymeric flattened, chemical agent resistant, aliphatic polyurethane coating for use as a finish coat on military tactical equipment, which includes ground, aviation and related support assets. Other than where noted, the materials are free of volatile organic hazardous air pollutants (VOHAP-free), free of inorganic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) other than cobalt and non-hexavalent chromium. The coating is lead, cadmium, cadmium compounds and hexavalent chromium free.

SKU: 53039 Category:

Product Description

A single component, hi-solids aliphatic, Low VOC / HAPS Free, CARC polyurethane coating.

Note: please refer to the appropriate technical performance specification, MIL-DTL-53039, and applicable technical documents under the MSDS/Documents Tab.


The coating covered by this specification is divided into the following types and classes:

Type. The coatings will be furnished in the following types as specified (see 6.2). Whenever one of the following coating types is not cited in a relevant contractual document, select type III, type IV, type V, type VI, or type IX for general painting or type VIII when field touch-up is required. Other than type VIII aerosols, which may contain VOHAPs for application, these coating types are VOHAP-free, contain polymeric flattening agents and have low volatile organic compound (VOC) content.

Type III – A maximum VOC content of 180 grams/liter (g/l) (1.5 pounds/gallon (lbs/gal)) as packaged and VOHAP-free.
Type IV – A maximum VOC content of 120 g/l (1.0 lbs/gal) as packaged and VOHAP-free.
Type V – A maximum VOC content of 60 g/l (0.50 lbs/gal) as packaged and VOHAP-free.
Type VI – A maximum VOC content of 0 g/l (0 lbs/gal) as packaged and VOHAP-free.
Type VIII – Self contained portable kits to include but not limited to, brush, roller, aerosol and cartridge application. A maximum VOC content of 180 g/l (1.5 lbs/gal) as packaged and VOHAP-free, with the exception of aerosols, which shall have a maximum VOC content of 420 g/l (3.5 lbs/gal) as packaged with or without VOHAPs. (Note: Products previously qualified to type VII under previous versions of this specification will be included in the type VIII classification).
Type IX – A maximum VOC content of 420 g/l (3.5 lbs/gal) as packaged and VOHAP-free.



The material shall be furnished as a single package, and shall consist of an aliphatic polyisocyanate prepolymer combined with volatile solvents, pigments, extenders and additives.


Click On The Links Below To View Documents:

Military Performance Specification MIL-DTL-53039
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53039C Ty. I
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53039C Ty. II
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53039C Ty. III
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53039D Ty. VII
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)- MIL-DTL-53039D Ty. IX

Also Known As:

» MIL-DTL-53039
» QPL-53039
» MIL-DTL-53039A
» MIL-DTL-53039B
» MIL-DTL-53039C
» MIL-DTL-53039D
» MIL-DTL-53039E

The coating colors will be one of the following FED-STD-595 colors as specified. Where Aircraft Black, 37038, is specified for use, Black, 37030 is authorized to be used in its place.

Aircraft Black, 37038
Brown 383, 30051
IRR Foliage Green 504, 34160
Aircraft Gray, 36300
Dark Green, 34082
Medium Gray, 36375
Aircraft Green, 34031
Dark Sandstone, 33510
Olive Drab, 34088
Aircraft Insignia Blue, 35044
Earth Yellow, 33245
Sand, 33303
Aircraft Red, 31136
Field Drab, 33105
Tan 686A, 33446
Aircraft White, 37875
Green 383, 34094
Tan, 33531
Aircraft Yellow, 33538
Green 808, 34102
Woodland Desert Sage, 34201
Black, 37030
Interior Aircraft Black, 37031
Weapons Safety Red, 38905
Blue Gray, 35237
Interior Aircraft Gray, 36231

The Army’s primary camouflage colors are Aircraft Gray, 36300, Aircraft Green, 34031, Black, 37030, Brown 383, 30051, Green 383, 34094, Green 808, 34102, IRR Foliage Green 504, 34160, Tan 686A, 33446 and Woodland Desert Sage, 34201.