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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
According to Cochrane & Elliot Military Aircraft Insignia of the World [cos98] before the Pathet Lao took over (1975), the Laotian air force used a fin flash of the national flag of the time- red with white elephants on steps, under a parasol, and on the wings & fuselage used red roundels with the same symbol.
The Laos fin flash was the then national flag: "upon a red background
were three elephants under a parasol, representing the monarchy, standing on
five steps , representing the five first commandments of Buddhism."
Dov Gutterman, 9 February 2000
Aviation Royale Laotienne was formed in 1955 and until 1975 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
Dov Gutterman, 19 June 2004