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image extracted by Rob Raeside, 01 July 2015


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Overview

Fuerza Aérea Venezolana was formed in 1920 as Aviación Militar Venezolana and became independent force on June 22, 1946. Naval Aniation (Aviación Naval de Venezuela) was formed in the 1960'. Army aviation (Servicio de Aviación del Ejército Venezolana) was formed in 1978 and National Guard aviation (Guardia Nacional - Destacamento Aero) was formed in 1974.
[cos98] report that the current roundl of the FAV was adopted in 1956 and before that it used the same roundel but without the bars (same one that is used by other branches today). Somhow, [cos98] don't report the naval marking, while [whe86] report them.
It also seems that the FAV is  replacing the roundel with the national flag and use the combat symbol as fin flash as seen at:
<www.scramble.nl/orbat-f5.jpg> , <www.scramble.nl/orbat-tucano.jpg>  and <www.airliners.net/469176>.
Photos:
FAV "official" marking: <www.airliners.net/539714> and <f-86.tripod.com>.
Naval marking - <www.airliners.net/384107>.
Army marking (same as FAV) - <www.scramble.nl/orbat-m28.jpg>.
Guardia Nacional marking - <www.scramble.nl/orbat-gn-a412.jpg>.  
See also <www.fav.mil.ve>, <www.fav-club.com> and <www.scramble.nl>.
Dov Gutterman, 28 June 2004


Evolution of the Air Force roundel


image extracted by Esteban Rivera, 01 July 2015

A template showing the evolution of the Air Force roundel is seen here by the same author.
Esteban Rivera, 01 July 2015


Bolivarian National Armed Force Roundel 2012-

This is to annex accurate and to update the official insignia of the Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela introduced in late 2012 under the Directive CEO-DIR-119 information.
"ámbito Cívico Militar" magazine is an instrument of official information of the Operational Strategic Command (CEO) and the Defense Ministry (MPPD)
Dropbox pdf documents:
"Directiva de Pintado CEO-DIR-119"
"Escarapela Nacional Parte 1"
"Escarapela Nacional Parte 2"
From the blog:
http://adolfoalfonzo.blogspot.com/2013/12/directivas-de-pintado.html
http://adolfoalfonzo.blogspot.com/2014/09/escarapela-nacional.html
http://adolfoalfonzo.blogspot.com/2015/02/escarapela-nacional-ii.html
http://adolfoalfonzo.blogspot.com/2015/06/escarapela-nacional-iii.html
Adolfo Alfonzo, 01 July 2015

Important to notice (and to translate) and a brief summary: In 2012 the Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Defensa, People's Power Ministry for Defence) (official website) and the Comando Estratégico Operacional de la FANB (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana) (Operational Strategic Command of the FANB, Bolivarian National Armed Force) (official website) which is the High Command of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, issued a Directiva (Directive) CEO-DIR-119 in late 2012 (to be fully implemented to all aircraft by 2018, source: http://www.venemil.net/t1219-historico-directiva-ceo-dir-119) to change current color schemes, cockades, roundels and fin flash aircraft markings in all its military hardware.
Esteban Rivera, 01 July 2015


Air Force Roundel


by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003

Apparently, it had origin in World War II along with most of the emblems used at the moment for the same object. It consists of three concentric circles of equal width with the colors yellow outside, dark blue at center and red inside, completed with two horizontal extensions at both sides that have the same colors placed up to down in equal thirds.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002

It is very probable that all Venezuelan roundels finds a common origin in the Tricolor Cockade (Cap badge) which reproduces under analogue form the National flag, whose antecedent was that one approved on 1811 as result of the Declaration of Independence and consisted of three concentric circles: blue outside; yellow wider to the center and red inside. The Cockade is used mainly as military emblem although that does not exclude its civil use.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 22 January 2002

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Airforce Aircraft Marking - Yellow-blue-red roundel with a yellow-blue-red bars at sides.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


Army Aviation Roundel


by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003

A derivate of the Venezuelan Air Force Roundel, it consists of three concentric circles of equal width with the colors yellow outside, dark blue at center and red inside, completed in their superior part with a white ribbon with the inscription "EJERCITO" (ARMY) in black capital letters. In some occasions also it does without the ribbon.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Land Army Aircraft Marking - Yellow-blue-red roundel with a white panel along the top inscribed EJERCITO in blue letters.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


Naval Aviation Roundel


by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003

A derivate of the Venezuelan Air Force Roundel, it consists of three concentric circles of equal width with the colors yellow outside, dark blue at center and red inside, completed in their superior part with a white ribbon with the inscription "ARMADA" (NAVY) in black capital letters.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Navy Aircraft Marking - Yellow-blue-red roundel with a white panel along the top inscribed ARMADA in black letters.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


National Guard Aviation Roundel


by Željko Heimer, 15 December 2004

A derivate of the Venezuelan Air Force Roundel, it consists of three concentric circles of equal width with the colors yellow outside, dark blue at center and red inside, completed in their superior part with a white ribbon with the inscription "GUARDIA NACIONAL" (NATIONAL GUARD) in black capital letters.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Constabulary Aircraft Marking - Yellow-blue-red roundel with a white panel along the top inscribed GUARDIA NACIONAL in brown letters.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


Airforce Fin Flash


by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003

Is an adaptation of the Venezuelan Civil Flag disposed on the tail of some military and civilian aircrafts, although usually these ones reproduces the national flag without the National Coat of Arms in the fuselage.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Fin Flash Airforce - Square version of the national flag, i.e. yellow over blue over red tricolour with seven white five-pointed stars in an arc in the middle of the blue stripe.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


Naval Aviation Fin Flash


by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003

According to Album 2000 Corr. 3 [pay03] - Navy Aircraft Fin Flash Marking - Squre depcition of the national flag (sans Coat of Arms) atop the black naval emblem: the fouled anchor with seven five-pointed stars in the arc above it.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2003


Military Aviation Combat Symbol


by Zachary Harden, 20 December 2004

Originally called "Venezuelan Air Force Combat Aircraft Symbol", it was product of the creativity and collaboration of Mr. JULIO DELGADO FLORES, Graphic Designer of the Department of Engineering of the Logistic Command and incorporated like attribute for characterize the combat component of the VAF flying inventory under the administration of General of Division (VAF)  MAXIMILIANO HERNANDEZ VASQUEZ on 1982.
EMBLEMATIC DESCRIPTION:
1. - Attributes: It iss a pennant with shape of isosceles triangle enameled in red, which loads in its center the figure of a turbine in silver with two golden rays at its right side and a number eleven in capital Roman digits in black with yellow shades.
2.- Meaning:  The red field symbolizes the Courage, the Intrepidity, the Warlike Spirit, the Honesty and Discretion required to obtain the Victory, with the purpose of preserving in every critical moment the National Sovereignty, arriving to the bloodshed even to be necessary. The rays remember the Speed and Precision required in the war actions, on the one hand and by the other, the Power and the Force of the weapon systems, represented properly by the silver turbine, that in addition remembers the Clarity, the Integrity and the Shine of Human and Professional Virtues of our Combat Aviators. Number eleven constitutes a tribute to the same number of the Venezuelan Independence War Chief Commanders who demonstrated Determination, Tenacity, Tactical Sense and Strategy in the Command of the Patriotic Forces that bequeathed Autonomy to our Country.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 18 January 2002