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Kuwait: Air Force flag and marking

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Air Force flag

[Air Force flag] image by Martin Grieve

In the1970s, the Air Force adopted a light blue flag with a yellow emblem an a quadricolor (black-red-white-green) roundel in the center.
Ivan Sache, 27 August 2002

1962-197x Air Force flag

[Air Force flag, 1962] image by Martin Grieve

The 1962 Air Force flag was similar but with a different emblem.
Ivan Sache
& Dov Gutterman, 27 August 2002

Source: M. Lupant. Drapeaux et armoiries de l'Etat du Koweit [lup99b], published in the Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Vexillology [icv97], with black and white illustrations.

Aircraft marking

[Aircraft marking] image by Željko Heimer

The current aircraft marking of the Kuwaiti Air force is similar to the national flag.
Album des Pavillons [pay00]

al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya was formed in 1961 and adopted a black-red-white-green roundel as seen on flags above. Wheeler (1986) reported the roundel with an inscription on the bottom of the green stripe. I can't figure what is written in his image (a part of the first word is "al-Kweiti"). Cochrane & Elliott (1998) report that the inscription is "Kuwait" which is probably wrong.

The national flag was the fin flash.

I guess that while on planes this inscription was omitted for being too small. I can't see a trace of it at or

Cochrane & Elliott (1998) stops in 1991 but the KAF was reformed after the Gulf War. However, no sight of the roundel exists anymore as planes use only the national flag as fin flash. See,,, and
Dov Gutterman, 19 June 2004