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Fuselage Marking

Roundel
image by Francisco Gregoric, 07 Jan 2005

A new roundel appeared in 1930 — and still is in use until today. A shield divided to top blue and bottom red charged with a star. (Fin flash was as before.)
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004

The “classic” Chilean roundel used by the Air Force is a simplified version of the national coat of arms. The huemul deer, the condor, the ñandú feathers and the motto do not appear in the air force roundel. However this roundel is “too visible”, so it is used mostly in transport planes or helicopters.
Francisco Gregoric, 07 Jan 2005

Aviación Naval de Chile (Naval Aviation) was merged into the new Fuerza Aérea Nacional de Chile (Airforce) in 1930 and separated again in 1953. Chile also got Air Section of Cuerpo de Carabineros de Chile, (Police) and Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile (Army aviation, since 1 Oct. 1970).
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004

as shown in in Album 2000

Low viz. roundel
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

As shown in the Album 2000 [pay00].
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

Low visibility version

roundel in [pay00]
image by Francisco Gregoric, 07 Jan 2005

Nowadays on combat planes it is used a “low vision” variant of this emblem that is painted only in one color instead of blue, red and white.
Francisco Gregoric, 07 Jan 2005

as shown in in Album 2000

Low viz. roundel
image by Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

As shown in the Album 2000 [pay00].
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

1918-1930

In 1918 a new roundel was introduced. The book [cos98] shows it as white star on blue surrounded by red ring and a blue rudder with white star, however it not entirly correct as two variants existed. A new roundel appeared in 1930.
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004

(transition variant)

The other variant was by charging the white star on the center of the former “British” roundel and keeping the former fin flash. My guess that there was a period of transision in which only a white star was added to the existing machines until the new roundel took over.
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004

1913-1918

Forming the Escuela de Aeronáutica Aviación Militar on 11 Febuary 1913 brought to the forming of Servicio de Aviación Militar de Chile later become on 21 March 1930 into Fuerza Aérea Nacional de Chile. The website SkyTamer.COM shows the first roundel which was quite “British”.
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004


Fin flash

Fin flash
image by Željko Heimer, 09 Apr 2001

Blue square with a white five-pointed star, as shown in the Album 2000 [pay00].
Željko Heimer, 15 Dec 2005

The post-1918 fin flash serves until today.
Dov Gutterman, 13 Jun 2004


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