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APPENDIX P

SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONVOY WARNING SIGNS

This appendix gives specifications for convoy signs that are highly visible to approaching vehicle operators both day and night. For more information, see AR 55-29.

P-1. DESIGN. Signs reading CONVOY FOLLOWS and CONVOY COMMANDER will be 8 x 50 inches with a 3/8-inch-wide border, inserted 3/8 inch from the sign edge; the legend will be 4 inches high. Signs reading CONVOY AHEAD and CONVOY COMMANDER will be 16 x 50 inches with a 3/8-inch-wide border, inserted 3/8 inch from the sign edge; the legend will be 5 inches high.

P-2. COLOR AND MATERIAL. The same color combination will be used for both the8 x 50 and 16 x 50 signs. The background will be yellow reflex-reflective sheeting that meets federal specification LS-300A-Type 1, Class 2 or 3, reflectivity 1, color j or reflective paint, which will meet GSA schedules listed under Class 8010. The legend and sign border shall be black nonreflective material with opaque inks compatible with the base material.

P-3. CONSTRUCTION. The finished sign may be applied to any of the following by heat-activated or pressure-sensitive adhesive:

  • Unpainted aluminum, .064 gauge.
  • Exterior grade plywood (US Commercial Standard CS 44-60).
  • Galvanized steel, .064 gauge.

 



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