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Ethiopian Roundel

Last modified: 2001-10-24 by zeljko heimer
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Modern Roundel

[Ethiopian roundel] by Zeljko Heimer, 29 August 2001

Green yellow red roundel with yellow fivepointed star in the central disk. The diameters of disks are approximately 4:3:2. The star does not reach quite the edge of the yellow disk. It must have been changed since, possibly in 1996 when the current flag was adopted, too.
Zeljko Heimer and Armand du Payrat [pay00], 29 August 2001

1985-1996? Roundel

[Ethiopian roundel] by Zeljko Heimer, 18 October 2001

The [no more] current Ethiopian roundel has the classical concentric pattern, green - yellow - red, but with thin green and yellow rings.
Source: Album des Pavillons, correction # 30, July 1998.

It was the roundel used from 1985. It was also used as a fin flash.
Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2000

According to Album des Pavillons issue 2000 [pay00] the roundel with five-pointed star is again in use.
Zeljko Heimer, 11 January 2001

1974-1985 Roundel

[Ethiopian roundel] by Zeljko Heimer, 18 October 2001

In Flaggenmitteilung no. 108 (April 1985) I found this air force roundel.

Six points star, with the rays of the same size touching the yellow circle. It is the roundel used from 1974 til 1985. No fin flash.
Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2000

1946-1974 Roundel

[Ethiopian roundel] by Zeljko Heimer, 18 October 2001

In my book (1967):

Ethiopia. As drawn but with a yellow ring narrower than the green ring, and an unusual 6 pointed solid yellow star. Take the Israeli star, which I think of as two overlapping triangles, and make the triangle which has a point at 6o'clock, smaller than the other "triangle". The larger "triangle" is not really a triangle, because its sides angle-in very slightly so that the points of the smaller triangle are not obscured. It is perfectly clear and well drawn, and I think too complicated to be a printing error.
David Prothero, 12 July 1998

Six points star with 3 rays touching the yellow intrim circle (those in 12,~4 and ~7 o'clock) while the other three had shorter rays. No fin flash.
Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2000

Previous Roundel

In the pre Italian occupation era (1924-1936) they used a green-yellow-red triband both as "roundel" (1:2) and fin-flash (1:1)
Dov Gutterman, 17 October 2000

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