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Mauritanian Air Force

Mauritania, Air Force, roundel

Last modified: 2019-07-11 by rob raeside
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2017 versions

[Mauritania roundel] image by Zachary Harden, 9 June 2019

I was able to find evidence that the air force markings for Mauritania were updated earlier this year following the 2017 national flag change. The markings were modified to add red either around the roundel or to the top and bottom of the fin flash. My source is
Zachary Harden, 9 June 2019

Fin Flash

[Mauritania roundel] image by Zachary Harden, 9 June 2019

Pre-2017 version

[Mauritania roundel]  image by Željko Heimer

A note in Album 2000 indicates the national flag is painted on the fin.
Željko Heimer
, 19 June 2002

Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie was formed in 1961. Both Cochrane and Elliot (1998), [cos98], and the Album 2000, [pay00], report the same roundel of green disk with yellow up-pointing crescent and five-pointed star above it. Also both indicate that the national flag is used at the fin.

However, photo at shows also the national flag used as fuselage marking as seen also at
Note that the "regular" roundel is on the wings.
Dov Gutterman
, 20 June 2004