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Brazil

Brazilian Navy

1918 to Present


Wings

Rudder

Example: Focke-Wulf Fw.58 Weihe

Brazilian Army

1920 to 1934


Wings

Rudder

The Brazilian military aviation started as an additional resource of Brazilian Army and Navy. The adopted insignia was formed by three concentric circles in the national colours applied in four positions on wings. In both forces the airplanes showed these colours repeated in the rudder, applied in inverse order for Army and Navy airplanes. The first airplane used by Navy was received in 1918, Army received the first units during 1920.

1934 to 1941


Wings

Rudder

During 1934 the Brazilian Army changed the markings for the typical stars with the four colours of Brazilian flag, and colours in rudder was reduced to Green/Yellow bands. However several airplanes still remains with the former markings after that change.

Example: Vultee A-19 (V-11)/BSh-1

Brazilian Air Force

1941 to 1944


Wings

Rudder

In 1941 was created the Brazilian Air Force, and due this all airplanes in service in Navy and Army was transferred to Air Force. The Brazilian Army leave the service with any kind of airship, but Navy brings all their airplanes maintaining the right of operating rotative wings machines.

The Brazilian Air Force airplanes maintained the markings as these were used by Army: Star insignia in four positions on wings and Green/Yellow band on rudder (no insignia on fuselage).


Wings (Variant)

Wings (Variant)

Wings (Variant)

Wings (Variant)

Example: Consolidated PBY Catalina
Example: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk/Tomahawk

The main source of Brazilian Air Force was USAF due this, several airplanes was received using USAF insignia and many times the application of Brazilian markings was done without a standard style, many variations could be found during the period of pre-WW2.

1944 to 1945 (at war)


Wings (type A)

Wings (type B)

With the participating of Brazil in WW2 aside allied forces in Europe, some modifications were adopted to avoid mistakes with identification of the Brazilian aircraft by allied anti-aircraft stations.

In the Europe the expeditionary force using the P-47D used a stylized variant of USAF insignia applying the colored Brazilian stars over the white stars of USAF insignia (type B), sometimes painting the blue circle and white bar around the already applied Brazilian stars (type A). This insignia was used with USAF style four positions: fuselage sides and above port and below starboard wing.

Example: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

1946 to Present


Wings

Wings (narrow style)

Fin flag

Fin flag (narrow style)

After the war the Brazilian Air Force returned with the standard insignia, sometimes with the 'narrow' style, but the 'wide' style was firm as definitive. The entire painted rudder in Green/Yellow was being substituted by a small Green/Yellow flag applied on the fin.

Example: Embraer AMX
Example: Gloster Meteor


Wings (in 2000)

Wings (since 2004)

Fin flag

During 2000 the first shots of a low visibility insignia was done, sometimes transforming the colourful star into a Black version applied on the camouflage pattern. Today the Brazilian Air Force stars to convert the standard camouflage to a Green/Gray disruptive pattern, and the insignia was modified to a low visibility design using the same colours - FS34092/FS36176.

by Felipe C.Miranda (FCM Decals)


Last update: 05/08/2013
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