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Ecuador - Aircraft Marking

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Formed in 26 October 1920 as Compania de Aviacion del Ejercito, renamed in 1927 into Cuerpo de Aviadores Militares del Ejercito, renamed again in 1935 to Fuerza Aérea del Ejercito Ecuatoriana and finaly became Fuerza Aérea Equatoriana in 1944, the Ecuador Air Force (homepage at <>) is using the same roundel from its begining (see <>.
The sole change was by removing the roundel from the fuselage and keep it only on the wings in late 1940' (see <>).
As costumary in South America, the national flag is used as rudder stripes on non-camuflagued planes and as fin flash on camuflaged machines. [whe86] show it sqare (see <> and <>).
Another matter is the Naval air arm (Aviacio'n Naval Equatoriana - est. 19 June 1967) - [cos98] show it as roundel charged with anchor (<>) while album 2000 [pay00] and [whe86] report a black anchor on white disc bordered black. Photos at <> and <> prove [cos98] wrong......
Aviacio'n del Ejército Equatoriana (Army Aviation) use the same roundel as the Air Force (see <>).
Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2004

Air Force Roundel

by Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - Yellow-blue-red concentric roundel with colour ratio as in the nationa flag. Album 1990 [pie90] gives roundel with equidistant disks, that is wrong, and latter corrected in corr. 29, though there colours are yellow, green and black (also here apears naval roundel). Correction 30 gives correct roundel, and my guess is that both 1995 and corr. 29 are just simple errors.
Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001

Air Force Fin Flash

by Dov Gutterman (based on Antonio Martins image), 9 October 1999

Fuerza Ae'rea Ecuatoriana uses a modified national flag , similar to Colombia.
Source: B. C Wheeler: An Illustrated Guide to Aircraft Marking (1986) [whe86].
Dov Gutterman, 9 October 1999

Naval Aircraft Marking

by Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001

According to Album 2000 [pay00] - Naval Aircraft Marking - Black cabled anchor with condor on the top, all on white disk bordered black.
Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001

by Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001

Cochrane & Elliot 1998 [cos98] give also the naval roundel as combination of the coloured roundel with the black anchor, though it says that the white disk is also used.
Željko Heimer, 1 August 2001