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Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan

History
   This large central Asian republic became independent in 1991. A new flag of a blue disc bearing a yellow sun and eagle was soon adopted as was a roundel version for air force use. There is only a record of this use on aircraft's fins. Kazakh aircraft now carry a yellow bordered red star. Superimposed on this are a yellow sun and an outline yellow eagle.

 

Kenya
Kenya

History
   An air unit of the Kenya Defence Force was formed in June 1933, but did not become a viable military unit until 1939. Its aircraft carried standard R.A.F. markings. The unit was disbanded in 1945. After independence in June 1964 a Kenya Air Force was established. Aircraft were marked in the Kenyan national colours of red, black and green, as a fin flash and roundel. Each colour was separated by a thin white stripe.
  

 

Korea North
Korea North

History
   The Korean People's Armed Forces Air Force had its origin in 1945 but became fully fledged in 1948. The insignia is a red star surrounded by thin rings of the Korean national colours: red, white and blue. This is usually marked on the fuselage and below the wings. On some early aircraft it was also carried across the fin and rudder.

 

 

Korea South
Korea South


History
   An attempt was made to form a Korean Air Force, based in the Unites States, in the 1920s. Some aircraft were purchased and marked with the red and blue yin-yang symbol and letters K.A.C. (Korean Air Corps). Korea was controlled by Japan at this time. The aircraft or crews never reached the country. Korea became independent in 1945 but was immediately split between the Communist North and the U.S. occupied south
   The Republic of Korea Air Force was just being organised when North Korean forces invaded. Most South Korean aircraft were supplied by the U.SA and their insignia reflects this. A red and blue yin-yang symbol replaced the U.S. white star. There is usually a thin white demarcation line between the two colours. Just before the Korean War, some ex-Japanese aircraft had their red disc 1950 onward painted over with the yin-yang symbol and lacked the side bars. Some aircraft had U.S. insignia in addition to the Korean markings. During the Korean War most R.O.K.A.F. aircraft carried a large black 'K' on the fin. Recently three black lines each side of the yin-yang symbol have replaced the U.S. style side bars.

 

Kuwait 
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History
A roundel in the pan-Arab colours of green, white, red and black, and a national flag fin flash, were used on Kuwaiti aircraft between its formation in 1961 and the 1991 Gulf War. Very occasionally the word 'Kuwait' in Arabic has appeared, in white, on the outer green part of the roundel. During that conflict, aircraft bore the legend 'Free Kuwait', and the fin flash. Since 1991 the fin marking only has been used.


 

Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan

History
This republic of central Asia became independent in 1991 and has recently formed a small air force. The insignia is a yellow design representing a yurt, a traditional nomadic tent on a red disc.