Military markings on civilian aircraft

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  1. Feb 18, 2019 #1

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    Just curious....

    I have seen pictures of both ex-military and replica military aircraft painted with military insignia.

    I know that you have to have an N number, but what are the rules regarding military insignia on civilian aircraft?
     
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    Never even thought it would be an issue, but interested to hear if there are any prohibitions.

    ...seeing as how two of my airplanes are wearing "authentic" military markings!
     
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    No rules or restrictions at all.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2019 #4

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    So...

    You can buy a used 747 and paint it to look like Air Force 1, so long as you have a valid N number displayed? That would be fun to play with!:gig:
     
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    If you can afford that, why not just buy your way to the presidency and fly the real one ;)
     
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    This one didn't seem to have any problems....other than taste, I guess....

    [​IMG]

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Not to be pedantic, but Air Force One has no "look". There are many VIP transports in the Government ownership and any one of them can be "Air Force One" if the POTUS is on board. If he is not, then it isn't... Regardless of the paint job.
     
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    There was a time some years ago when my Dad was still alive and it looked like I was going to wind up with two Tailwind projects. I thought it would be fun to paint one up in WWII USAAF colors and the other in Luftwaffe. One for him, one for me.

    Just silly fun.
     
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    WWDWT? (What would Duane Wallace think?)


     
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    Neither does a real AF1.


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    Anyone would know that the SSSC is not U.S. Air Force, I wanted to honor all the Vets in my family starting with the Revolutionary War and every war up to the Gulf War and Somalia. Uncle buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.

    Can anyone tell me without looking it up, When was the month and year that the Air Force insignia on the SSSC was used for the first time ?
     

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    Pops I'm going to guess 1938 ??
     
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    That's a photo of it in progress. Here's a shot of the finished product.
    [​IMG]
    Both "United States of America" and presidential seal.

    The photo was taken during carrier qualifications. :)

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Knew it was 1947 (matching the year that the Air Force became independent), couldn't remember the month. The answer is on a write-up I did for the Fly Baby folks on Army Air Force/Air Force markings....

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/stories/army_paint.html

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Ron, Pacific theatre RAF roundels (the correct name for the markings being discussed), is a pale blue dot inside a dark blue circle. White dots were experimented with but found to trash the camouflage.
     
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    Military markings on civilian aircraft can be OK, if the aircraft was a type used by the military (e.g. Cub) or looks reasonably like one (some RVs, Globe Swift, etc.). But that Nazi Cessna is just tacky.
     
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    That Cessna 120 (note absence of flaps and rear D-window) is gross but I always thought that colour scheme would be right at home on something weird like a Davis DA-5...
     
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    Heh, now THAT would mess with Al Quaida's mind...."There is AF1, shoot it!!! Waaaaiiit a minute....why is it on a BARGE?"

    New STOL technology, you can now land a 747 on a barge in the ocean. The Russians and North Korea will be over to try to steal this STOL tech........!

    (running on 2 hrs sleep, strange things are humorous this AM.)

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