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  • Gerard
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2009
    • 3175

    Originally posted by PEB75 View Post

    In your initial post you depicted them as F-15, I agree they are F-4.

    Do you know when the picture was taken?
    still true. That roundel was only known on the very early F-15s. The ones on the Netherlands based F-4s were ca. 1974? Just before the F-4 were replaced with the F-15.
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    But in the meantime I also found this one

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    Grumman Widgeon

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    • PEB75
      Rank 4 Registered User
      • Jun 2018
      • 131

      Interesting!

      Edit: it's listed on Wikipedia as a 1973 variant:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_forces
      Last edited by PEB75; 12th September 2019, 11:10.

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      • Gerard
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2009
        • 3175

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        Romania navy
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        • PEB75
          Rank 4 Registered User
          • Jun 2018
          • 131

          Speaking of "exotic" US roundel…

          These ones are interpretations from WW2 B&W pictures.

          The first one is proposed in several decals sheets for B-24 Liberator Aircraft.
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          Among the planes wearing this roundel should be "Hail Columbia" from 98th BG (according to Microscale), "Hot' to Go" from 7th BG (according to Print Scale), or "The Goon" from 308th BG (according to Lifelike).

          Here's a picture of Hail Columbia:
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          One from Hot' to Go:
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          And one from The Goon:
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          The last one is by far the most interesting. There is indeed a contrast between the outer color and the blue disc around the white star. But I think indeed that the roundel was this one:
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          Which was a reular roundel around 1943.

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          • PEB75
            Rank 4 Registered User
            • Jun 2018
            • 131

            Next unusual roundel is this one:

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            (Pink background is my addition, to see the side white bands)

            The yellow circle roundel is known to have been used during Torch - but without sidebands! This was worn by a North American B-25C Mitchell from 12th BG named "Floogie", accoring to the very reliable decals supplier Kits World. Unfortunately I was only able to find pictures of the nose art of this aircraft, none of which show the side roundel of the aircraft.

            The last unusual US roundel si this one:

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            According to Possum Werks decals supplier, it was worn by a B-24D Liberator names "The Squaw" during august 1943 air raid on Ploesti oilfields. Thanks to the great http://www.b24bestweb.com/ website, here's a photograph of this particular aircraft:
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            I see no trace of a yellow outline…

            Please feel free to comment and add other photograph of aircraft featuting unusual roundel, ofs these kinds or of others!

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