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



Main MarkingFin Flash

1918-1919
Upon the break-away from the Hapsburg Empire, aircraft in Slovenian territory were given new markings in the Slovenian national colours. The main marking was displayed on the aircraft upper and lower wings - overpainting the former Austro-Hungarian black cross markings. On the fuselage and tail there were two combinations of markings: Slovenian roundel on the tail with no markings on the fuselage OR Slovenian flag (without coat of arms) on the tail and Slovenian roundel on the fuselage. Later in 1919 all military aircraft came under Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes central control and ceased to wear Slovenian markings. [Drawing courtesy of Andrej Kogovšek]



Main MarkingFin Flash

1991-1995
The first national marking after independence was based on the Slovene coat of arms and adopted as the official badge of the Slovenian armed forces. The main marking was displayed on the fuselage sides of helicopters and aircraft, and also on the upper right and lower left wing of aircraft. The national flag is used as a fin flash. No service titles are carried. The official badge of the Slovenian armed forces (and Territorial Defence Force) was applied on Bell 412 (H2-31, H2-32, H2-33) from 1992-95 and on Bell 206 S5-HKM (1994-95) and PC-9A S5-DSL (L9-51) for a few months in 1996, also on Soko SA-341 Gazelle (S5-HAA) from 1991-1993, when it crashed, and A-109 in 1992. [Drawing courtesy of Andrej Kogovšek]



Main MarkingFin Flash

1992-1995
A low-visibility black outline version of the official badge of the Slovenian armed forces was applied on Bell 412 (H2-34, H2-35, H2-36, H2-37, H2-38) and on Bell 206 S5-HZL in 1994-95. This low visibility badge is now applied on all military vehicles, tanks, AFV’s etc. No fin flash was carried. No service titles are carried. [Drawing courtesy of Andrej Kogovšek]



Main MarkingFin Flash

1996-present
In 1996 a new roundel was introduced, featuring the national colours of white, blue and red. The national flag fin flash was unchanged. The main marking is normally displayed on the fuselage sides of the helicopters, and in the standard six positions on aircraft - except for the Pilatus aircraft where the wing marking is displayed above the right wing and below the left wing. This roundel has been applied on all planes and helicopters except the Bell 206 (S5-HZL, S5-HPK, S5-HKM) and Zlin 143 and Zlin 242 planes. Aircraft do not carry service titles. [Drawing courtesy of Andrej Kogovšek]

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