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Malawi Airforce

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Aircraft Marking

[Aircraft Marking] image by Željko Heimer, 27 May 2002, according to Album 2000.

The Malaŵi Airforce has a Roundel of black-red-green (counted from outside inwards). [cos98] claims it has used since 1966 when the air wing of the Malaŵi Army was established.
Željko Heimer, 27 May 2002

Fin flash1

[Malawi fin flash1] image by Mark Sensen, 14 Nov 1998

The Aircraft Fin Flash of the Malaŵi Air Force is a tricolour of black over red over green without the rising sun emblem as found on the national flag. [cos98] notes that two different fin flash designs are used, the above and one which is black-red-black with white diamond with yellow device (see below). [cos98]calls both versions flags, the latter being called the flag of the army. 
Željko Heimer, 27 May 2002  shows black-red-black with white diamond and a photo of a plane with a roundel and national colours stripes as fin flash -  which are probably those currently in use.

The Presidential plane has the President's flag on the fuselage and the national flag as fin flash (as seen at ).
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2004

Fin flash 2

Malawian army fin flash? image by Mark Sensen, 14 Nov 1998

According to John Cochrane & Stuart Elliot: "Military Aircraft Insignia of the World", 1998, the second fin flash version is horizontal black-red-black stripes with a big white diamond over all in the center with a yellow device.
Mark Sensen, 14 Nov 1998

I have compared [bry85] with other sources, and it seems that many images in this book have the incorrect inner proportions on the colours.  I report such changes only when those could be more then just printing errors.   In the case of Malaŵi it shows our "Fin Flash 2" as the roundel in 1:2 ratio and "Fin Flash 1" as the fin flash. The yellow device is a gold bird (eagle?).
Dov Gutterman, 06 July 2004