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by Zeljko Heimer
A red disk with a white equilateral triangle pointing down. Normally the emblem is shown with a white fimbriation against the background (above left). Two other versions are prescribed, for "low visibility" marking and where technicalities do not allow for more elaborate painting. In the first of these (above, centre) is a red ring (also fimbriated white from background) within which is an inverted white void triangle, and in the second (above right) the triangle is all white made as a template painting. Album des Pavillons (2000) shows only the normal version.
With the reforming of the Austrian Air Force in 1936, a new insignia was introduced which is the same as today's. It was in use until 1938 together with plain red-white-red rudder stripes, and was re-introduced in 1955 without any fin flash. The reported low visibility version does not appear on the photos at http://www.bmlv.gv.at and http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/pics/austpic.htm, nor is it reported in [cos98].
Dov Gutterman, 11 June 2004
It is, I believe the austrian flag law of 1984* that defines the marking of the military vehicles (not only aircrafts, I believe, but also land vehicles). This gives three versions of the marking: the "normal" and two alternative that are intended for low visibility and for "technical disability".
* Bundesgesetz vom 28. März 1984 über das Wappen und andere Hoheitszeichen der Republik Österreich (Wappengesetz), Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, 72. Stück, 25. April 1984
Zeljko Heimer, 11 June 2004