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Iraqi Air Force

Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya

Last modified: 2005-08-06 by joe mcmillan
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[Iraqi roundel]by Željko Heimer

"This has nearly not changed since 1931. It is a green triangle with a black border. Superimposed on this has been a representation of the Arabic word "Jaish", for army, in red."
Source: Military Aircraft Insignia of the World [cos98]
Jarig Bakker, 19 April 2001

Formed in 1931 as the Royal Iraqi Air Force, renamed in July 1958 to Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya.
Dov Gutterman, 17 June 2004

Fin flash

On the fin is painted the national flag. This marking changed when the national flag changed.
Source: Military Aircraft Insignia of the World [cos98]
Željko Heimer, 28 November 2001

The only change since 1931 was in tail insignia. While the Royal Iraqi Air Force used vertical rudder stripes in green-white-red-black, since 1958 the national flag has been used as fin flash (which was changed when the flag changed).
Dov Gutterman, 17 June 2004