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Air Force Lieutenant General's Distinguishing Pennant for Motor Boats (Germany)

Erkennungswimpel für Kraftboote: Generalleutnant der Luftwaffe

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[Air Force Lieutenant General's Distinguishing Pennant for Motor Boats(Germany)]
5:13 | 25cm × 65 cm  Image by Marcus Schmöger

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According to the navy regulation [Marine Dienstvorschrift] MDv 161/1 (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung 1977), Erkennungswimpel für Kraftboote or distinguishing pennants for motor boats are used aboard Bundeswehr motor-boats used by Bundeswehr admirals or generals who are not entitled to use their own command signs; they are also used for foreign admirals or generals, if they do not have their own command signs or if these are not available.

The pennants have a size of 65 × 25 cm and have a rounded tip. The colour is air force (sky) blue for the air force (Luftwaffe). The rank is indicated by the number of four-pointed golden stars, lieutenant generals (Generalleutnant) having three stars.
Marcus Schmöger, 21 November 2001

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