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Aircraft Markings (The Netherlands)

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[Roundel)  by Mark Sensen, 19 Apr 2003

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Aircraft Marking

A circle divided into three equal sectors in the colours red, white and blue. At the centre an orange circle with a radius of one fifth of the roundel.
Mark Sensen, 19 Apr 2003

The Koninklijke Luchtmacht was formed on 1 July 1913 as Luchtvaartafdeling and adopted in 1914 its first roundel - an orange ball.

In 1921 a new roundel was adopted (same as today) with horizontal rudder stripes of red-white-blue.

In order to shaw its neutrality, a upside down orange triangle bordered in black was adopted in 1939  with no tail markinks.

During WWII - Dutch squadrons within the RAF (320-322) used the pre-war roundel - while in the East - Indies and the Antilles, a national flag was used on the fuselage, wings and tail (so say [c2e98]).

In 1945 - the current roundel was adopted. [c2e98]  report also the national flag as fin flash, but it seems that it is not done anymore.

Naval air arm use the same roundel with inscription.
Dov van Gutterman, 21 Jun 2004


First Aircraft Marking (1914-1921)

[first Roundel)  by Mark Sensen, 19 Apr 2003

"Neutral" Aircraft Marking (1939-1941)

[neutral Roundel)  by Mark Sensen, 19 Apr 2003