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[Roundel - Norway]by Ivan Sache

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White disc, fimbriated blue. In the disc, the Norwegian 'pennant' (red triangle with three thin white-blue-white bands in the middle).

Ivan Sache, 16 June 1997

A note about the design: The thickness of the white and blue parts should be in the same relationship as in the Norwegian national flag - that is the blue part should be twice as thick as the white parts.

I also checked with a history of the air force (Tom Arheim et al.: Fra Spitfire til F-16: Luftforsvaret 50 ar 1944-1994, Oslo, 1994), and found some more facts. The roundel was introduced in 1945. A variant had an extra white ring outside the blue one. From 1987 new regulations required the roundel to be outlined in black only, but this had not been put into effect when the book was published. It was said that the roundel in the national colours was to be reintroduced.

Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 1997

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