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Czech Aircraft Marking

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[Czech roundel] by Zeljko Heimer, 30 Mar 2003 See also:

Aircraft Marking

Aircraft Marking. (Blue sector to front)
Roundel sectored in three equal sectors of blue, white and red, all bordered in a light blue circle (presumably this border depends on the background of the aircraft).
According to [cos98] the initial roundel used by independent Czechoslovakia was concentric red-blue-white, in 1920 replaced with the newly adopted flag (in rectangular form) and soon replaced with circular sectored roundel used until today, even after breakup of the joined country.
Zeljko Heimer, 30 Mar 2003

The Czech Republic (or its "Vzdušné síly armády České republiky") uses the same markings as the former Czechoslovakia.
The Ceskoslovenske Letectvo was formed in 29 October 1918 (dissolved 14 March 1939) and adopted a "classic" roundel of white-blue-red also used as fin-flash.

According to Cochrane & Elliott's Military Aircraft Insignia of the World, 1998 [cos98] this marking was in use until 1920, but some planes probably continued its use.

Those markings were changed to regular flag.

In 1921 the Airforce adopted the roundel that we know until today also as fin-flash.
It was used until 1939 and since 1945 by the Ceskoslovenske Vojenske Letectvo

During WWII, RAF sqadrons 310-313 were all Czech units and flew with small Czech roundel beside their regular RAF markings.

We show the roundel bordered in blue as appaer at (from 1993).
I thing that is a mistake and if there should be a border it must be white.

There is also a low visabilty markings as appear at this page.
Dov Gutterman, 15 Jun 2004