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Air Force (Lebanon)

Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnamia – Force Aerienne Libanaise

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[Air Force Flag (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 Jul 2007

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Air Force Flag

Formed in 1949, Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnamia – Force Aerienne Libanaise is small and almost inactive.
Dov Gutterman, 19 Jun 2004

The Lebanese Armed Forces website has pictures of several service and military-regional flags here; click on a badge to view the corresponding flag. Nine are listed, including the Air Force Flag.
Eugene Ipavec, 10 Jul 2007


Air Force Roundel and Fin Flash

Roundel
Fin Flash
 
 
[Air Force Roundel (Lebanon)]
[Air Force Fin Flash (Lebanon)]
 
 
image by Ivan Sache and Eugene Ipavec
image by N.J. and Eugene Ipavec
 
 

Red disc with an inscribed white triangle pointing upwards, and a green disc within the triangle. Source: [Album des Pavillons 1995.
Ivan Sache, 02 Jul 1997

The green circle should be tangent to the sides of the white triangle. I have seen photos of planes with that sign on. This derives from the fact that the cedar must touch the upper and lower red stripes of the flag.
J.-M. Klat, 09 Sep 2001

In [Album des Pavillons 2000 the green disc touches the sides of the triangle. The version with smaller green disc (from one of the corrections to [Album des Pavillons 1990) is only an error, not found in [Cochrane and Elliott 1998.
A note in [Album des Pavillons 2000 explains that the national flag is painted on the fin.
Željko Heimer, 21 May 2002

From its start in 1949, Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnamia – Force Aerienne Libanaise used the same roundel as currently. [c2e98] reports a rudder insignia made of national flag while [whe86] reports it as fin flash, but it is Yugoslav-like markings that can be seen on some planes here and here.
Dov Gutterman, 19 Jun 2004

The size of the green circle varies a fair bit; historical photos of FAL aircraft sometimes have it tangent to the sides of the triangle, sometimes notably smaller; see detail of photo.
Eugene Ipavec, 15 Mar 2007