Last modified: 2019-04-16 by zachary harden
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image by Zachary Harden, 11 February 2019
A Yakovlev Yak-130 was spotted in a 2019 military parade with brand new markings on the tail and wings. This new roundel is the design of the national flag put into a circular pattern with the same ratios as the national flag.
Zachary Harden, 11 February 2019
image by Željko Heimer
Virtually the same as the national flag. Military Aircraft Insignia of the World
[cos98] claims it is the flag painted on the
planes, however it is once shown in slanted position.
Željko Heimer, 4 April 2002
image by Zachary Harden, 16 April 2019
According to Cochrane & Elliot Military Aircraft Insignia of the World
[cos98] before the Pathet Lao took over (1975), the Aviation Royale Laotienne (formed in 1955) used a roundel
based on the national flag of that era: the central device in white on red disc bordered in white. see http://www.aircommandos.org/BobAndDon/Episode0000-0016.jpg They also used a fin flash of the national flag of the time- red with
white elephants under a parasol (monarchy) that is upon five steps (five first commandments of Buddhism), and on the wings & fuselage
used red roundels with the same symbol.
Dov Gutterman, 9 February 2000 and 19 June 2004