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Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) Paint Colors


Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) Paint Colors

The Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) Paint Colors were used by the US Federal Government from 1943 through 1970 to standardize colors applied to aircraft manufactured by the American aircraft industry. The ANA standard was cancelled on April 16, 1970 when the colors were transferred to the Federal Standard 595A. Practically all military aircraft manufactured through 1960 were painted to the ANA standard.

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FAQs about ANA

How fast will I receive my ANA color matched paint?
All paint is custom-made to order. While most orders ship within 48 hours, the lead-time for paint made to match ANA colors depends on the type of paint needed. Interior and exterior house paints usually ship within 1 to 3 days, while custom spray paint typically takes 3-5 days to ship. The transit time depends on your location and the shipping method you choose. If your need is immediate, select Expedited Production during checkout. Most expedited production orders ship within 24 hours on business days. Please contact MyPerfectColor if you are concerned about a specific deadline. We do our best to make sure you get your paint on time. Learn more about paint lead times at MyPerfectColor.
What type of paint are ANA color matches made with?
MyPerfectColor offers color matches of ANA colors in many different types of paints involving at least 4 different paint systems, each of which uses different pigments and base systems. For difficult-to-match colors, MyPerfectColor often starts with a clear base, free from fillers often used by paint manufacturers to claim one coat coverage, but which get in the way of matching colors. While these fillers are don't pose a problem for muted colors commonly used in homes, they impede the ability to match brighter, saturated colors required for brand, logo and product colors. Learn more about the type of paint used to make colors.
Can you make any Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) Paint Colors in Paint?
We can provide any Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) paint colors in spray paint as well as many other types including touch up pens, brush-in-cap bottles, direct-to-metal alkyds and acrylics and even two-part epoxies and urethanes. Visit any Federal Standard color page on MyPerfectColor to see the available options and pricing. Learn more about our custom spray paint.
What is the difference between Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) Paint Colors and World War I/II Colors?
The ANA Bulletin Paint Colors are official colors that are still in governmental use under a more modern system known as the Modern Federal Standard 595, as they were revised and added to that system as time went on to keep all colors previously used for military procurement up to date. The World War I/II Colors that we offer are matches of colors seen or used during the wars, though some of the colors were never officially licensed with numeric designations, and some didn’t even have a title given to them. Many of the WWI and WWII Colors offered are also home to foreign/external countries, whereas the ANA Bulletin Paint Colors were all licensed by the United States of America.
What is the difference between ANA, Federal Standard 595B, 595C and AMS Standard 595?
The US Government periodically updates its color specifications by adding and removing certain colors to update with the times. The Army-Navy Aeronautical Bulletin (ANA) set color standards from 1943 through 1970 for all military aircraft manufactured in the United States until about 1960. The 595A spec replaced the ANA in 1970. 595B superseded 595A in January 1994. 595C superseded 595B in January 2008 and AMS-STD-595 superseded 595C in February 2017.
Can I buy ANA colors locally?
You would have to ask around locally. MyPerfectColor can make and ship paint matched to ANA colors in a variety of paint types, but we are not able to comment on what other suppliers can provide.
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