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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Military Aviation, ISBN/Box 9780955426872, Publisher/Brand Flight Recorder, Author John Cochrane, Format a4, No. Pages 104, Version sb, Language English
Over 80 Countries
Over 275 artworks and 200 photographs
New photographic evidence
Fully revised and updated edition of a bestseller
Once the flying machine was a practical proposition, its military use became evident and governments needed to develop a way of marking their property. Flying a flag was an obvious but ineffective and dangerous solution so painting the representation of the flag was the natural alternative.
The first known markings to identify nationality were used in the 1910 Bombing Competition in Vienna where each competing machine carried its national colours. Formalised in 1912, precise shapes and colours of military markings were initially introduced by France closely followed by Romania.
Organised by country in 2 volumes, Military Insignia of the World brings together global markings from such countries as Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Chad and Iran through to Kenya and Kuwait. Over 500 insignia combine with contemporary photographs and a brief history of the military air activity of that country to provide a wealth of information for the aviation historian and modeller alike.
Over 250 illustrations and photographs
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