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Tanzania: Air Force Command

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Airforce roundel

[Tanzanian roundel] image by Jarig Bakker, 09 Dec 2003

Aircraft Marking : National flag on fin.
Green roundel with yellow stylized torch between two as much stylized wreath branches.
Željko Heimer, 28 Mar 2003

According to a new book titled "Air markings of the world", published in Beijing, China in Oct 2003 and supervised by Chinese Airforce Political Committee, the Tanzanian air marking has blue border to the disc.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 09 Dec 2003

Some publications show a blue border around the roundel, others not.
Olivier Corre, 12 Dec 2003

In Cochrane and Elliott's Military Aircraft Insignia of the World (1998) [cos98] has:
"Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form Tanzania in 1964. An air-wing of the People's Defence Force was formed soon after. Aircraft have always carried the same markings, a green disc with a yellow torch and wreath. The national flag of green, blue, black and yellow is used as a fin marking."

The shape of the torch is same as one drawn in the Coat of Arms and the wreath branches (not two but three like Album 2000)and blue border is double wide as your trial image.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 Dec 2003

The Tanzania Air Command was formed in 1965 and adopted the roundel as shown above. National flag was used as fin flash.
Dov Gutterman, 25 Jun 2004