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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Civil Reg # fonts?
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Anyone know what the fonts were for US civil aircraft registration markings in mid-20th century?  As I remember it, FAA used to be pretty strict about those numbers.

I intend to do some homemade decals for a couple of upcoming builts (DC-3 and Convair twin).  I suppose I have enough decal sheets from kits that I could store NC and numbers as image files and make my own font images, but it would be a lot easier to just have the fonts available to type out.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 29, 2019 10:16 AM

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_45-2E.pdf

This is all I could find as a quick read.

Roman (basically italic is not allowed), non ornamental, highest contrast with background.

We have a term in the business for the "type ***"; I doubt they'll hunt you down.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, November 29, 2019 10:38 PM

Don, you want AmarilloUSAFPro from TLai Enterprises.  It is exactly according to the templates we used to use to lay out the numbers in those days.

 

https://tlai.com/med_des/modeling.html

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:30 AM

Thanks, guys.  Both sites a great help.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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