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                                 Main Marking                              Coast Guard Insignia

1952-Present

 

Fixed Wing Aircraft:

The National Insignia is applied to the topside of the left wing, to the under side of the right wing and on both sides of the fuselage. The letters USCG are applied in jet black letters on the top side of the right wing and the under side of the left wing. U.S. COAST GUARD is applied in jet black letters on both sides of the fuselage or hull. The Coast Guard insignia is applied to each side of the fuselage or hull. The Coast Guard airplane model designation and serial number are applied in four or six-inch high jet black letters at the after end of the fuselage. The last four digits of the airplane serial number are applied in black numbers in a white box on both sides of the nose of the airplane. The wing tips, above and below are painted fluorescent red orange, extending inboard to the inboard tip of the ailerons. The vertical and horizontal tail surfaces are painted fluorescent red orange. The vertical tail surfaces have an insignia white band about 30 inches wide located about halfway up. The white band shall be edged above and below with six-inch wide jet black lines. In the center of the white band, in jet black the name of the Coast Guard unit to which the airplane is assigned is applied.

 

Rotary Wing Aircraft:

The National Insignia is applied to both sides of the fuselage. The letters USCG are applied in large jet black letters to the underside of the fuselage. The top of the letters are to the port side. The words U.S. COAST GUARD appears in large jet black letters on both sides of the fuselage or tail cone. The Coast Guard insignia is applied on both sides of the fuselage. The Coast Guard helicopter model designation and serial number are applied in jet black letters on each side of the tail cone. The last four digits of the helicopter serial number, and the words COAST GUARD appear on the nose of the helicopter in jet black letters.

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