The standard Russian roundels applied to the fuselage, wings, vertical and horizontal stabs
the Russian roundel of the Dux factory
the Russian roundel of the Lebed factory
the Russian roundel of the French-built airplanes
the tail colors of the French-built airplanes - simple the Russian flag rotated at 90 degr.; the same colors as other Entente countries had
The Russian Empire Emblem. It positioned at the front of the plane nose.
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The Tail Images
|the staff of 1st combat air group (1BAG), consisting of 19KAO, 2KAO, 4KAO||19th corps air squadron (19KAO) of 1BAG||4th corps air squadron (4KAO) of 1BAG||2nd corps air squadron (2KAO) of 1BAG||15th fighter air squadron (15AOI) of 4BAG||the separate 7th fighter air squadron (7AOI)|
Fuselage insignia of Air Ships Squadron, which consisted of the 1st world 4-engined heavy bombers Ilya Murometz and the support planes.
Mark of the naval planes: combat Russian fleet flag - St. Andrew cross.
After the the bolshevik revolution, sometimes the old imperial roundels were repaint in red.
Red army symbols of 1917.
White armies symbols (along with old imperial roundels and together with tri-colored tail) of the Don (cossaks) and Volga armies.
White stripes at the tails (together with tsarist roundels at the wings) of the South army.
Early Red navy symbols (together with red stars).
Early insignias of former Russian Empire parts:
Red stars after March-April 1918;
black outline was forbidden at Pacific theater;
During Great Patriotic War the victories were marked as corresponding number of small stars at the fuselage (more rare at the tail). The shared victories usually were of another color.
Repainted American sign (white star in blue circle) at Lend-Leased aircrafts;
in 1943 red star outlined by thick white line and then by thin red line became the standard Soviet symbol. The insignias were applied to the fuselage sides (and/or vertical stabilizer), and the lower wing surfaces.
Guards' unit symbol. It applied to elite units appeared in Great Patriotic War (1941-45).
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If you have any info or pics on Russian paint schemes or marking - please send me it.
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