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Type A1 roundel, with broad yellow border, introduced in 1938. The yellow border was necessary to improve the contrast, when used on the camouflaged aircraft, for a better and quicker identification. The british aircraft, previously painted aluminium, received then a dark tactical camouflage patterns when tensions rose in Europe (Spanish war, Munich crisis). First, it was used on the side of the fuselage and over the wings, then only on the sides, being replaced by the B type roundel over the wings. The under surfaces kept the A type roundel. It is associated to a fin flash with 3 equally wide stripes, identical to the current one.

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