Laos National Markings
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National Markings

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


Main MarkingFin Flash

1955-1975
The first national insignia carried was a version of the national flag, displayed as a fin flash. This marking featured three white elephants under a parasol, representing the monarchy, standing on five white steps, representing the five First Commandments of Buddhism. The main marking was a roundel version of the national flag - displayed on the wings and fuselage sides. No service titles were carried.



Main MarkingFin Flash

1975-present
With the communist take-over in 1975, the national markings were changed to a representation of the new national flag. The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of the helicopters, and in the standard six positions on aircraft. The national flag is also carried as a fin flash - some MiGs carry a lonzenge shaped version, slanted to the rear. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

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