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NATO Signal Flags

Last modified: 2010-09-11 by zoltan horvath
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These flags drawn them to correspond to US Navy specifications; other NATO navies use slightly different proportions in some cases.

NATO also assigns different meanings to the letter flags and combinations of letter flags and numeral flags and pennants than does the ICS, but those meanings are classified.
Joe McMillan, 8 August 2003

I'm attaching a set if the NATO-signal flags. I started out adding the transparency indicated by grey areas, but I also reduced the palettes and set light grey as pen 0/background for each. The resulting files are also slightly smaller.
I didn't touch the artwork, except that in one case I removed some stray black pixels. I did notice the rather dark green and blue. Is there any special reason for that? Does NATO specify these, or maybe the US Navy?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 10 July 2010

Images by Joe McMillan, and revised by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg.

NATO Numeral Flags


One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Zero

Special NATO Signals


Code or Answering (Ans)

Corpen

Designation (Desig)

Division (Div)

Emergency (Emerg)

Formation (Form)

Interrogative (Inter)

Negative (Negat)

Port

Preparative (Prep)

Screen

Speed

Station (Sta)

Starboard (Stbd)

Subdivision (Subdiv)

Turn