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This article focuses on the various coatings used on Department of Defense (DoD) systems. The coatings include electroplated coatings; conversion coatings; supplemental oils, waxes, lubricants; organic paint coatings; and other finishes such as vacuum deposits, mechanical plating, thermal spray coatings, and hot-dip coatings. The article also tabulates test requirements and time to failure of the coatings.

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Joseph T. Menke, Military Coatings, Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Vol 13C, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2006, p 180–183,

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