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On official web-site of Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation (this page) is official images of flags of Army (Land forces) and Air Force, authorized by the order of Minister of Defence on June, 5, 2004
The flag of Air forces represents a rectangular bilateral cloth of blue color. In the center of flag — is image crossed silver apropeller and an antiaircraft gun on silver soaring wings. From the center of flag to corners and edges 14 extending yellow beams miss, the width of each of which at edges of a flag makes 1/12 his width. Four beams are directed to corners of flag, two — to the middle of the top and bottom edges of flag, and the others — are in regular intervals distributed in intervals between them. The attitude of width of a flag to his length — two three. The attitude of width of wingspan to length of a flag — one to two.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 07 Jun 2004
On 12 June I saw this flag on TV. At the centre of the flag is
the Air Force’s emblem — twoheads eagle with Órossed
propeller and sword.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 13 Jun 2000
This image was made assuming that the background is gyronny of 28 pieces,
being divided in equiangular “sectors” of approx. 13°. I further interpreted
the image as having four rays touching each of the two vertical edges of the
flag, which delivered the unusual ratio of ≅12:25 — or rather
1 : sin(2pi/7).
António Martins, 26 May 2000
According to the
Aviation Page” (image mirrored
the new Russian Air Force flag features a double-headed eagle (as appeares
on the current Russian coat-of-arms) at the centre,
and this flag has no sun-disc.
Miles Li, 12 Sep 1998
On 12 June I saw this flag on TV. The emblem at the centre of the flag is
the Air Force’s emblem, not Russia’s coat-of-arms.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 13 Jun 2000
Since the end of the Soviet Union the Russian Air
Force retained the previous flag,
except that the hammer and sickle (but not the red star!)
Miles Li, 09 Apr 1998
This is perhaps the first russian air ensign,
published in 1904 in the official Album Shtandartov
[bLv04]. It is the flag of the Aeronautic
Section of the Imperial Russian Navy, bearing the badge of that service,
an upright anchor with wings. In 1924, the Soviet Union adopted a similar
design for its Air Force.
Dave Martucci, 24 Nov 1999
The Aeronautic Flag/Ensign illustrated in the 1917 National
Geographic [gmc17], for use by Imperial
Russia was in use from 1894-1917. The same flag was used was used by both the
Army’s Aeronautic/Balloon Unit and the Imperial Russian Navy. Officially
the Russians classified it as a miscellaneous flag, making it the de
facto oldest single aeronautic flag used by nation’s un-combined
military and naval air forces.
Jim Ferrigan, 13 Apr 2003
The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (Prime Minister)
Mr. Vladimir Putin signed, on March 4, 2010, the decree # 127 ending
the ambivalence about the colors and shape of the Russian aircraft markings
once and for all:
To see it in the full, "official", splendor, click, please
on the box "DOC" in the lower right corner.
The above information was first provided to the RussoVex ml
by "Solyaris" on March 12, 2010.
Chrystian Kretowicz, Apr 1 2010
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