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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2018, 08:42:24 am »
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Yeah! just like that.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  roundels need to be simple, some others that are out there just look like a splodge at a distance.
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2019, 03:11:28 am »
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2019, 05:02:39 am »
The lower centre roundel looks like a crash test marker. :unsure:
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2019, 05:10:26 am »
 ;D yes, it does - it could have a double use in case of accidents ... I based it on the European Naval Pennant:
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Despite not having a civil ensign, the EU's Fishery Inspection teams display a blue and yellow pennant. The pennant is flown by inspection vessels in EU waters. The flag is triangular and quartered blue and yellow and was adopted according to EEC Regulation #1382/87 on 20 May 1978.

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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 06:26:17 am »
Your bottom left would be my take, with a EU Flag for the tail marking ?
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 07:31:15 am »
I think the yellow star on blue would be considered too American... I would go more for top centre - it's an abstracted version of the circle of twelve gold stars. Twelve stars is too cluttered for a roundel though. If you squint your eyes, the stars eventually merge together to make a gold circle. All the others are too close to existing roundels (Finland, Malaysia, Taiwan, US and UK) or the crash test marking :lol:
The EU flag could work as a tail flash, but I like the Chile-esque blue rudder with one gold star...

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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2019, 07:54:31 am »
Top Left.
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2019, 06:09:41 am »
I think the yellow star on blue would be considered too American... I would go more for top centre - it's an abstracted version of the circle of twelve gold stars. Twelve stars is too cluttered for a roundel though. If you squint your eyes, the stars eventually merge together to make a gold circle. All the others are too close to existing roundels

I follow your points there  :thumbsup:
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2019, 07:04:46 am »
;D yes, it does - it could have a double use in case of accidents ... I based it on the European Naval Pennant:
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Despite not having a civil ensign, the EU's Fishery Inspection teams display a blue and yellow pennant. The pennant is flown by inspection vessels in EU waters. The flag is triangular and quartered blue and yellow and was adopted according to EEC Regulation #1382/87 on 20 May 1978.

So, why not go for a pennant type aircraft marking? It's worked for the Norwegians, Hungarians & Mexicans.

While we're at it, flag type markings have been fine for quite a number of (admittedly smaller) air forces & the Poles.

It's just better to keep the markings simple for easier, faster recognition.



Or there's the top right image with inverted-colour quarterings.
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2019, 01:54:08 am »
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So, why not go for a pennant type aircraft marking? It's worked for the Norwegians, Hungarians & Mexicans.
I'm not a big fan of triangular/pennant aircraft markings to be honest - I'm more of a traditionalist  ;D

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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2019, 02:41:41 am »
How about this one.  Has to be aligned so that is is always pointing at the UK.
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2019, 03:42:14 am »
We'd have to retort with a red, white & blue version pointed back at them..............
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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2019, 04:30:29 am »
This is what I have come up with - a gold 12-pointed star, but with shorter 'arms' than the Taiwan/Malaysia star. On a blue roundel. I tried the EU flag on the tail, but it isn't very visible, so a fin flash might be better:


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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2019, 05:29:43 am »
Low-visibility version, and a different scheme with an actual roundel (the 12 stars abstracted into a ring) and a star rudder marking (French, Italian, Spanish style). I also thought that EUAF squadrons might have links to previous famous squadrons of each nation, so a JG71 emblem on the tail as well:

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Re: European Union Air Force roundel
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2019, 07:04:44 am »
And as the UK might still be part of the EU when all this is going on  :lol: ... here's an RAF-inspired version: