Last modified: 2021-05-15 by rob raeside
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According to Payrat (2000) -
Aircraft Marking - The roundel is a red disk with a white Maltese
cross, the round version of the Grand Master's flag (i.e. of the
Coat of Arms). These aircrafts are mainly used in humanitarian
missions of the Order, I understand. Also, here I may note the
rail-road wagons belonging to the Order which are marked with the
(lesser) Coat of Arms. The wagons are used also for humanitarian
missions, but also as emergency shelters for refugees in need.
eljko Heimer, 8 June 2002
Cochrane/Stuart (1998) report: " Aircraft
of the independent sovereign order of Malta, based in Rome, have
occasionally carried the order's cross insignia on the fuselage,
retaining standard Italian roundels on the wings". The plate
shows something like the above but with the cross touching the edges
and all roundels bordered in yellow.
Dov Gutterman, 25 June 2004
I found a photo of SMOM Aircraft marking
which matches Dov's report dated 25 June 2004 and made the image.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 April 2021