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Haiti - Aircraft Marking

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Probably 1986-1994
by Luc Baronian, 26 April 2005

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Aircraft Markings

Album 2000 does not give anything about the aircraft markings, but [c2e98] pictures two and describes the third:
1943-1971 white disk with "sidebars" with blue over red disk in the middle (described in text that 1964 blue was changed back to pre-1806 black). See Previous Roundels.
1971 onwards, white disk with "sidebars" with blue and red concentric disks. See Reported (Wrong) Markings in Book.
Željko Heimer, 31 October 2001

According to a new book titled "Air markings of the world", published in Beijing China in Oct 2003 and supervised by Chinese Air Force political Committee, Haitian air marking is similar shape as US which is red/blue/white disc with two white arms. The red is double wide as blue and white.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 December 2003

Corps d'Aviation d'Garde d'Haiti was formed in 1942 or 1943. According to [c2e98], between 1943 and 1971 it used the upper (blue-red) version of the Previous Roundels and since 1971 changed the roundel to the current one.
Also according to [c2e98], at the era of the black-red flag, this was also reflected on the roundel. Therefore, since the black-red flag was introduced in 1964, Željko made the previous roundel in black version too. However, it seems that also the new roundel was used with the black color instead of the blue, and I got three reasons to think that:
1) The black-red flag was in use until 1986, so when the roundel was adopted in 1971 it was probably black to begin with.
2) [cos98] show it in black ([whe86] show it in blue).
3) Photo at <>
As seen also at [whe86] and the photo, the red internal disc is bigger then reported by [c2e98], which seems to report a wrong roundel.
Haiti has no air force since 1994.
Dov Gutterman, 17 June 2004

Roy Braybrook [byb85] also show the roundel on top with black and not blue and with larger inner disc.
Dov Gutterman, 6 July 2004

The sidebars were added to US markings in June 1943. It is logical that the sidebars were add to the Haiti markings not before the US markings, so not before June 1943.
First military aircraft – Douglas O-38E – was delivered to the Haiti corps one year before, in June 1942.
Does anybody know something about the roundels in 1942 – 1943?
The page <> mention red-white-black roundel, similar to French roundel (black central circle instead of blue) but nothing else.
Willy Weiglhofer, 5 November 2008

Reported (Wrong) Markings in Book

by Željko Heimer, 31 October 2001

Previous Roundels

Probably 1943-1964
by Željko Heimer, 31 October 2001

Probably 1964-1971
by Željko Heimer, 31 October 2001

Probably 1971-1986
by Luc Baronian, 26 April 2005