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[Air Force (Israel)] 2:3
by Željko Heimer

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Light blue flag with thin stripes, near top and bottom (closer to the edges than on the national flag), white with dark blue borders. In the center, the air force roundel but with points touching disc edges and a dark blue border.

Nathan Lamm, 10 February 2002

Source for my image: Album des Pavillons 1998, which shows a 1:2 ratio. The Air Force flag was dropped in Album des Pavillons 2000 since it falls out of the scope of the book (it is not an ensign which may be spotted at sea).

Željko Heimer, 11 February 2002

The Air Force flag should have a ratio 2:3.

Dov Gutterman, 11 February 2002

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The flag is light blue, with the Israeli national flag in canton, with the difference that two stripes and Magen David that are dark blue (or just blue?) on the national flag, are here of the same light blue as the field.

Željko Heimer, 27 March 1996

Air Force Roundel

[Air Force Roundel, Magen David touching edges (Israel)]
by Željko Heimer

Cochrane and Elliot 1998 shows the star within, but not reaching the edges of, the white disk. Album des Pavillons 2000 and Album des Pavillons 2001 show a white roundel with blue six-pointed star within a blue border, like it appears on the Air Force flag. However, I think that it is not correct: Album des Pavillons 1995 shows it without blue border.

Željko Heimer, 11 February 2002

The Air Force roundel has no blue border and the Magen David does not reach the edges of the disk.

Dov Gutterman, 11 February 2002

Looking at recent photos of Israeli air force planes, I checked that half of them have a blue ring round the white disk, the other half have only white disk; moreover, it does not depend of the colour of background!

Armand Noel du Payrat, 12 February 2002

Maybe in old planes. Check this Israeli air force webpage and you will see that all current planes use the no-border roundel except those with white body using thin line around the roundel (see this example). As a rule, the roundel has no border.

Dov Gutterman, 12 February 2002

Mistaken variants

In Album des Pavillons 1995 In Album des Pavillons 2000
[Air Force Roundel, mistaken variant with Magen David touching edges (Israel)]      [Air Force Roundel, mistaken variant with blue border (Israel)]     
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