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Portuguese Air Force

Força Aérea Portuguesa

Last modified: 2002-01-26 by antonio martins
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Branch symbols

The emblem of the air force is a golden eagle (with wings spread) in a blue field.
João Madureira, 04 May 1998

Aircraft markings

Regular roundel

[FAP roundel]
by António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

The Portuguese Air Fource roundel, based on the Order of Christ cross, widely used on portuguese ships since the 15th century.
António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

In Wheeler’s Aircraft Markings [whe86], the roundel is surrounded by a green ring.
Armand du Payrat, 06 Jul 1998

Low-visibility roundel

[FAP roundel]
by António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

Low visibility variant: white cross on grey, inside a white ring.
António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

Fin flash

[FAP fin flash]
by António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

Fin flash of Força Aérea Portuguesa is as the general layout of the national flag without the coat of arms.
Dov Gutterman, 13 Oct 1999

Tail marking for military aircrafts, the national flag whithout the coat of arms. Passenger airliners has it also painted on the fuselage. The red part faces the nose.
António Martins, 06 Jul 1998

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