Can You Match the Military Aircraft Insignia to the Country?

Khadija L.

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About This Quiz

An insignia is "a badge or distinguishing mark of a military rank, office, or membership of an organization." Almost every country which has a military aircraft and/or an air force, has an insignia. It serves as the official emblem of the organization and it is used to identify the branch of military service which it belongs to. It is typically seen on the sides of the aircraft, as well as the upper and lower wings and occasionally on the fins or rudder. 

Most of the insignias which are used are in the form of a roundel, which is a circular disc used as a symbol. Most if not all countries incorporate the colors of their flag (often in concentric circles) into the roundel, and there are a few which include their coat of arms, national symbols, animals and shapes. 

How well do you know your military aircraft insignia? If you saw a few of them flying around, would you able to tell which country they belong to? Will you turn out to be an expert on the topic, or will you have to do some more research on the topic? If you would like to find out, then you should take this quiz!

What country does this insignia belong to?

The Royal Danish Air Force’s insignia consists of a roundel with a red ring on the outside and white on the inside, the same colors as the country’s flag.

Which of the following countries is associated with this insignia?

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s insignia features a roundel of a blue ring on the outside and a white background on the inside. It also has a red 11-pointed maple leaf in the center.

The country that is represented in this photo is ______________.

The Swedish Air Force’s insignia consists of a ring of yellow with a blue background on the inside. On top of the blue background are three crowns, which together make up the national emblem of Sweden.

Which country's air force​ has this insignia?

The Mexican Air Force’s insignia is made up of three triangles of the colors of the Mexican flag - red, white and green - from outside to inside.

The insignia shown in the image belongs to which country?

The Uganda People’s Defense Force consists of both the land forces and an air wing and is represented​ by the insignia consisting of three concentric circles of black, yellow and red with a white background featuring a crested crane in the middle.

Which country's military is seen flying around with this insignia?

The Indonesian Air Force’s insignia consists of a white hexagon bordered by a thick red hexagon. Those are the same colors as​ the country’s flag.

The country represented in this photo is ___________.

The Peruvian Air Force is a branch of the country’s Armed Forces, whose insignia has been likened to that of Target. It is made up of two concentric circles of red and white, with a red circle on the inside.

The Air Force that is represented​ by this insignia is _____________.

The Kazakh Air and Air Defense Forces’ insignia consists of the Armed Forces’ coat of arms (a yellow sun on top of a red star with an eagle flying below it) on top of a white background.

The country associated with this sign is ___________.

The Ecuadorian Air Force is the Air branch of the Military of Ecuador whose insignia consists of three concentric circles of yellow, red and blue, with the yellow forming a thick border.

Which air force uses this insignia?​

The Russian Air Force’s insignia features a roundel of a red star which has a blue and white border and then a thin red line. The Russian Navy also has their own independent air arm, called the Russian Naval Aviation.

What country does this insignia belong to?

The German Air Force has the fourth largest air force in the European Union, consisting of approximately 28,000 personnel. Their insignia features a roundel with the Iron Cross in black and white.

Which of the following countries is associated with this insignia?

The Albanian Air Force was developed in the 1920s in response to the First World War. Their insignia consists of three concentric circles of red, black and red, which are the national colors of the country.

The country that is represented in this photo is ______________.

The Military Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Republic of Belarus emblem is a roundel of a red star which is outlined in white and then a thin red line on the outside.

Which country's air force​ has this insignia?

The Pakistan Air Force is the aerial warfare branch whose insignia consists of a circle of dark green on the outside and white on the inside, which represents the colors of the flag.

The insignia shown in the image belongs to which country?

The National Air Force of Angola, sometimes called FAFA, is one of the largest air forces on the continent of Africa. Its symbol consists of a roundel of red and black in a yin and yang pattern, all of which is surrounded by a thin yellow circle.

Which country's military is seen flying around with this insignia?

The Venezuelan Air Force, officially called the Venezuelan National Bolivarian Military Aviation, has an insignia which features circles of yellow, blue and red, sitting on a horizontal strip with the same colors.

The country represented in this photo is ___________.

The Chilean Air Force’s insignia features a roundel in the shape of a badge, which is equal parts blue and red from top to bottom. It also features a white five-pointed star in the middle where the colors meet.

The air force that is represented​ by this insignia is _____________.

The Israeli Air Force was founded shortly after their declaration of Independence in 1948. Its insignia features a roundel of a blue Star of David on top of a white circular background.

The country associated with this sign is ___________.

The Royal Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the United Kingdom’s armed forces. It has two insignias, one of which has three concentric circles of blue, white and red, while the other has two circles, which are blue and red.

Which air force uses this insignia?​

The Georgian Air Force’s insignia consists of a red 7-pointed star on a white background, surrounded by a blue circle. Georgia gained independence from Russia in 1991.

What country does this insignia belong to?

The Argentine Air Force is the national aviation branch of Argentina whose insignia features a roundel of three concentric circles of the colors of the country’s flag, with the blue being on the outermost and innermost circles.

Which of the following countries is associated with this insignia?

The Brazilian Air Force was formed when the Army and Navy air branch merged into a single force, making them the largest air force in the Southern Hemisphere. Their insignia features a five-pointed star with a large navy-blue circle in the middle.

The country that is represented in this photo is ______________.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force’s insignia consists of two concentric circles, one of light blue on the outside and one of navy blue on the inside. Inside of the navy blue circle is a yellow 14-pointed sun.

Which country's air force​ has this insignia?

The Royal Australian Air Force has been active since 1921, and they were an active participant in the Second World War. Their insignia features a white circle surrounded by a thick dark blue border, with a red kangaroo in the middle.

The insignia shown in the image belongs to what country?

The Kenya Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the Republic of Kenya, which was founded in 1964. The insignia features three concentric circles of black, red and green, all of which are separated by thin circles of white.

Which country's military is seen flying around with this insignia?

The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. Its insignia is a roundel consisting of three concentric circles of orange, white and green from outside to center.

The country represented in this photo is ___________.

The French Air Force was founded in 1909 as a branch of the French Armed forces. Its insignia features three concentric circles of red, white and blue from outside to inside.

The air force that is represented​ by this insignia is _____________.

The Surinam Air Force’s insignia consists of three concentric circles of green, white and red, with a yellow five-pointed star in the middle of the red field.

The country associated with this sign is ___________.

The Botswana Defense Force Air Wing is the air defense branch of the country’s armed forces. It insignia is a roundel of concentric triangles of light blue, white and black, the colors of the flag.

Which air force uses this insignia?​

The Royal New Zealand Air Force was formed as an independent force of the Royal British Air Force in 1923. Its insignia consists of a red kiwi bird on a white background, all of which is surrounded by a thick navy blue circle.

What country does this insignia belong to?

The United States Air Force has the most combat aircrafts, making it the largest air force in the world. Its insignia features three horizontal stripes of white, red and white, all of which is lined by a navy blue border. In the middle there is a large navy blue circle with a white star inside.

Which of the following countries is associated with this insignia?

The Central African Republic Air Force has an insignia which is reminiscent of the country’s flag. It consists of 4 concentric circles of yellow, green, white and blue, with a vertical stripe of red going down the center. It is then topped with a yellow star in the center.

The country that is represented in this photo is ______________.

The Colombian Air Force is one of the three Military Forces of Colombia and one of the largest forces in the Americas. Its insignia consists of an inner circle of red, blue and yellow with a white star in the center. It is surrounded by an outer circle of the three colors.

Which country's air force​ has this insignia?

The Uruguayan Air Force is one of the branches of the Armed Forces of Uruguay. The insignia features three horizontal stripes, two of blue on the edges and one white in the middle, and a red line going diagonally.

The insignia shown in the image belongs to?

The Croatian Air Force was established in 1991, during their War of Independence. Their insignia features a navy blue circle with two red squares arranged diagonally from each other.

Which country's military is seen flying around with this insignia?

The Ethiopian Air Force’s insignia features 3 concentric circles of green, yellow and red, with a five-pointed yellow star in the middle. Most of these elements are seen on the country’s flag.

The country represented in this photo is ___________.

The Guatemalan Air Force is a small air force which was founded in 1923. Its insignia features a blue circle with a white star. There is another blue circle in the middle of the star.

The air force that is represented​ by this insignia is _____________.

The Irish Air Corps insignia consists of a roundel of the three colors of the country’s flag, green, white and orange, each of which takes up one-third of the circle in a curved shape.

The country associated with this sign is ___________.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is the aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces. Its insignia features a tricolored wheel of red, white and blue with an orange circle in the center.

Which air force uses this insignia?​

The Air Force of Zimbabwe is the air defense branch of Zimbabwe’s defense forces, and up until 1980 it was known as the Rhodesian Air Force. Its insignia consists of 5 concentric circles of green, yellow, red, black and white.

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