WORLD AIR FORCE ROUNDELS

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Cuban roundels in early sixties :

http://i.imgur.com/cL0pzgq.jpg

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What is wrong with this roundel?

Probably painted upside down by a too soaked "happy hooligan".

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No, it's not a new roundel.

thanks for your reply, Gerard,

& wishing you a fine week-end,
friendly, Etienne

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No, it's not a new roundel. Here are two more :

That is a roundel for Kazakh Border Guards
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where these pics already shown here? Tamiltigers Zlin

[ATTACH=CONFIG]229575[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229576[/ATTACH]

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another Cuban machine..

C-47 FAEC = `Fuerza Aérea del Ejército de Cuba` in the fifties..

[ATTACH=CONFIG]229604[/ATTACH]

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[ATTACH=CONFIG]229605[/ATTACH]
Norwegian special occasion roundel

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Interesting roundel of Kazakh MVD

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Interesting roundel of Kazakh MVD

Kazakhstan Republic National Guard Flag.

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All about the roundel of the USA. [ATTACH=CONFIG]229738[/ATTACH]

The roundel of the USA as we know it today was introduced in 1947 by all 5 branches of the DOD,; USAF, USN, USMC, US Army and USCG examples shown here:
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We can see small changes to the roundels size and appearance during the Vietnam war period until nowadays on combat aircraft as shown here on a B-52
[ATTACH=CONFIG]229744[/ATTACH] Shiny aircraft with large roundels
[ATTACH=CONFIG]229745[/ATTACH] Camouflaged aircraft with large roundels
[ATTACH=CONFIG]229746[/ATTACH] Camouflaged aircraft with (very) small roundels
[ATTACH=CONFIG]229747[/ATTACH] Gray aircraft with toned down or low visibility roundels

The full color roundel is still in use on non combat aircraft but lets see what variation there are/were with the toned down versions in the next post.

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variation 1. Only seen on the Marines UC-35: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229748[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229749[/ATTACH]

variation 2. A very dark gray one is more common: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229750[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229751[/ATTACH]

variation 3. A light grey one, also common: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229752[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229753[/ATTACH]

variation 4. A very light grey one: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229754[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229755[/ATTACH]

variation 5. A line version in dark gray: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229756[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229757[/ATTACH]

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variation 6. A line version in light gray: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229758[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229759[/ATTACH]

Variation 7 and 8. The roundels of the CAP (Civil Air Patrol) of the USAF Auxiliary Air Force:
[ATTACH=CONFIG]229760[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229761[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229762[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229763[/ATTACH]

Above are the roundels still in use today!! Now I will follow with the roundels no longer in use.

variation 9: Only used on the F-15A and B[ATTACH=CONFIG]229764[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229765[/ATTACH]

variation 10: Full color used on black aircraft [ATTACH=CONFIG]229766[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229767[/ATTACH]

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variation 11: The one used on the F-117: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229768[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229769[/ATTACH]

variation 12: The dotted line version: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229770[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229771[/ATTACH]

variation 13: The red dotted line version. [ATTACH=CONFIG]229772[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229773[/ATTACH]

variation 13 and 14: Roundels integrated in camouflage patterns: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229774[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229775[/ATTACH]

Normally only one type is found on one aircraft but here is an exception: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229776[/ATTACH]

If you know of more variations pls let me know.

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All about the roundel of the USA.

Thank you Gerard. :eagerness:

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variation 11: The one used on the F-117: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229768[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229769[/ATTACH]

variation 12: The dotted line version: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229770[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229771[/ATTACH]

variation 13: The red dotted line version. [ATTACH=CONFIG]229772[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229773[/ATTACH]

variation 13 and 14: Roundels integrated in camouflage patterns: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229774[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]229775[/ATTACH]

Normally only one type is found on one aircraft but here is an exception: [ATTACH=CONFIG]229776[/ATTACH]

If you know of more variations pls let me know.

Extremely interesting- thanks!

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Variation 15. The up side down version. Only seen on this f-16 :D

What is wrong with this roundel?

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edit: Spoiler doesn't work here. Too bad!

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All about the roundel of the USA.

many thanks, Gerard...

wishing you a good week-end,

Etienne

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Canadian F-86 :

small leaf :
http://i.imgur.com/btCL8m7.jpg

big leaf :
http://i.imgur.com/4VanD6E.jpg