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    not revenge...punishment interceptor's Avatar
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    Air Force Logo name?

    What is this called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
    What is this called?
    a Roundel
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Star thingy with stripes.
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    not revenge...punishment interceptor's Avatar
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    A Roundel.....Thank You.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Can be spekled like that or as Rondell as well. Origin is WWI British Air Corps. That's what they called them and the French and American flyers picked it up.
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    I've always heard it called "the star and bars." Works as a great position reference when flying formation....unless it's dark.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    a Roundel
    I thought a "roundel" was only the circular marker like the Brits and the French use. My understanding was that other countries could (and did) use them, albeit in different colors, but that it wasn't a "roundel" unless it was a colored dot with one or two concentric colored rings around it and no protruding bars ar nuthin' else.

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    That's not the Air Force logo... all US warplanes, of all branches, have the US roundel.

    Check here for more: http://cocardes.monde.online.fr/v2ht...iniatures.html

    And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundel
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    since we're talking about it, that one in particular was adopted in 1947 and is still in use on US Military aircraft that are not camouflaged or subdued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
    What is this called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    I've always heard it called "the star and bars." Works as a great position reference when flying formation....unless it's dark.
    The stars and bars usually refers to the confederate flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twahl View Post
    since we're talking about it, that one in particular was adopted in 1947 and is still in use on US Military aircraft that are not camouflaged or subdued.
    Even then, if they use it, they'll often paint the roundel in the same camo/subdued colors as the rest of the aircraft.

    Quote Originally Posted by On Rails View Post
    The stars and bars usually refers to the confederate flag.
    That's news to me.. hmm..

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    According to wikipedia, it is a roundel. Never heard it called that in 23+ years of flying with them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundel

    This article even includes a picture of the worlds premier close air support aircraft.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Air Force Lego?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    <---(Keeping smart-*** Army comments to himself)

    Just remember that the Air Force and Navy have more nukes than the Army...
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Just remember that the Air Force and Navy have more nukes than the Army...
    Yes, but the Army has more aircraft than the Army and more watercraft than the Navy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Yes, but the Army has more aircraft than the Army and more watercraft than the Navy....
    Back in the '70's my family lived in the Azores because my Dad got a two year job at Lajes Field working for the Air Force. Stationed at Lajes were Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel.

    The Air Force operated the base, but had no aircraft stationed there.

    The Navy had the aircraft (P-3 Orions).

    The Army operated the docks and had all the watercraft.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Back in the '70's my family lived in the Azores because my Dad got a two year job at Lajes Field working for the Air Force. Stationed at Lajes were Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel.

    The Air Force operated the base, but had no aircraft stationed there.

    The Navy had the aircraft (P-3 Orions).

    The Army operated the docks and had all the watercraft.
    (repeating that to myself... no Air Force planes... no ships.. no grunts.. hmm...)

    That's, like, totally mixed up. Are you sure you've got that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Just remember that the Air Force and Navy have more nukes than the Army...
    That is not necessarily a good thing, just saying

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/18/loose.nukes/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    This article even includes a picture of the worlds premier close air support aircraft.
    Hmmm, I have not seen a picture of the F-16 on there.

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    F-16 vs A-10 for CAS?? I'll take the Warthog anyday!!
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    +1 on the Warthog doing CAS better than anything else.
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    You all know, of course, that a five-pointed star in a circle is a satanic/pagan symbol, called a "pentagram"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Yes, but the Army has more aircraft than the Army and more watercraft than the Navy....

    The Air Force does have its own fleet for sub-scale drone recovery at Tyndall AFB in Florida. The roundel (a.k.a. the star and bars thing) looks rather odd on the orange and white colored boats. It's a small fleet but a fleet none the less.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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