Red stars, a symbol of the communist revolution, are also insignia of the USSR combat aircraft and after its fall - the Russian Federation.
How were the red stars painted?
During World War II, they were painted in six positions. On the lower wing surfaces, on the fuselage sides behind the cockpit and on the vertical tail sides. The stars were initially painted without borders. Borders of a few colours were introduced in units to enhance insignia visibility on the camouflage colors. The color of the border and its width differs, depending on the abilities and custom prevailing in the unit: black, yellow, white, white with a red outline.
A red star with a white border and red outline
Officially, a white border with a red outline was introduced in 1943, and it remains so to this day.
Red Stars from Techmod - 1/72 decals
The set of decals includes a standard types of stars of the Soviet Union VVS. Dimensions are listed according to the diameter of original markings painted on aerorplanes:
• Red - 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 mm
• Red with black border - 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 mm
• Red with white border - 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 mm
• Red with a yellow border - 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 mm
• Red with a white border and red outline - 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 mm
Decal size: 18 x 13 cm.
The decals insignia set is sold for the purpose of the historical fidelity to the models and is in no way an expression of neither seller's support for the totalitarian system prohibited by Polish law which was the Soviet communism.