Anatomy of War: Military Aircraft Markings

Every so often we come across some helpful information on the web that might be of use to both historians and collectors alike as they delve ever deeper into our hobby. One such topic is military aircraft markings, always a fascinating segment of the air war over Europe and how it evolved over the course of time. The Calgary Mosquito Society recently posted an intriguing video on YouTube that discusses some of the markings and insignia used by both the Allies and Axis powers on different parts of their aircraft. Enjoy!

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  1. Previously, low visibility markings were used to increase ambiguity as to whose aircraft it was, and to avoid compromising the camouflage, all while still complying with international norms governing recognition markings.


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