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Botswana Airforce

Last modified: 2005-10-29 by bruce berry
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Aircraft Marking

[Botswana roundel] image by Željko Heimer, 18 Mar 2001

Botswana has a triangular "roundel" of light blue - white - black. The triangle points down, and apparently from the image in Album 2000, it is not an equilateral triangle.
Source: Album 2000.
Željko Heimer, 18 Mar 2001

Fin flash

[Botswana fin flash] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 March 2001

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) was formed in 1977. Aircraft are marked in the national colors of blue - for the sky - and black and white for racial unity. The wings and fuselage use the colors in the form of a triangle. A thin stripe of blue over white over black is painted across the fin and rudder.
The image in the book is a triband delined by the form of the tail.  I have assumed that the definition of the form in 1:2 proportions is correct.
Source: Cochrane & Elliott's Military Aircraft Insignia of the World, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Mar 2001

Botswana Defence Forces Air Wing was formed in 1977 and since then use a upside-down tricolor (black-white-blue) triangle accompanied with Yugoslav-like tail stripes of blue-white-black.

Total agreement between all sources images are at
Photos at http://www.tim-beachcom/shore01/strike.jpg and
Dov Gutterman, 12 June 2004