National Markings
Kuwait Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Kuwait Air Force since its formation:


Main MarkingFin Flash

1953-1961
The markings carried by Security Department of Kuwait aircraft are not known.



  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1961-1991
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (i.e. above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on the fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Transport aircraft carried the service titles KUWAIT AIR FORCE in English and Arabic. During the period of Kuwaiti occupation 1990-1991, exiled KAF aircraft replaced the roundel with the words ‘FREE KUWAIT’.



Main MarkingFin Flash

1991-present
Since the 1991 Gulf War, KAF aircraft normally fly without roundels and only dispay the fin flash. Transport aircraft carry the service titles KUWAIT AIR FORCE in English and Arabic.



  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1991-present
Some sources indicate that a version of the roundel with the words Kuwait in Arabic script on the green outer ring has been occasionally used. There is little photographic evidence of this.

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