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Japanese overwing markings

Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:41 pm

Third time is the charm trying to get an answer to my question!

Does anyone here know what the wing markings on Japanese commercial aircraft mean?

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The first marking I have no idea about is the large black lines you see on many widebody aircraft.
The next marking is commonly found on narrow body aircraft and is a yellow rectangle with a black outline.
The third marking which is obvious is the red circle meaning Japan.
 
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DL_Mech
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:04 am

The black stripe shows the position of the landing gear on the tail camera.
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:48 am

Red circle seems to be located near the registration. At least some US aircraft have us flag painted next to the registration; and given how Japanese flag looks like that may be an answer
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:32 am

kalvado wrote:
Red circle seems to be located near the registration. At least some US aircraft have us flag painted next to the registration; and given how Japanese flag looks like that may be an answer


The Japanese carriers paint the hinomaru on the left wing top, and the registration number on the right wing top. The reverse is the case on the wing underside.
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:19 am

Echoing others, the black stripe on all stretch 777's is over the main gear for the tail camera.



Although JAL's airplanes have the black stripe on all of their wings. I dunno why, maybe to help detect ice, like MD-80's have?



ANA is the only one with the orange square, and I have no idea what it's for. On the 777 it's on top of the gear bar, so perhaps it's related to the main gear position?





No orange mark on the high wing:
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:44 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
kalvado wrote:
Red circle seems to be located near the registration. At least some US aircraft have us flag painted next to the registration; and given how Japanese flag looks like that may be an answer


The Japanese carriers paint the hinomaru on the left wing top, and the registration number on the right wing top. The reverse is the case on the wing underside.

From collection of photos right above this post, looks like you described ANA approach, while JAL does it differently
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:18 pm

Not sure about the Yellow Rectrangle though.
Black strip indicates the Outboard tire location
Red Dot is the Hinomaru symbol
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:42 am

Aircraft with white wings require a contrasting color area for Snow/Ice hence the yellow markings.
 
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Re: Japanese overwing markings

Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:34 pm

Andyq400 wrote:
Aircraft with white wings require a contrasting color area for Snow/Ice hence the yellow markings.


Sounds plausible, but aircrafts with silver/grey paint on the wings also have them. And only pertains to Japanese registered aircrafts.

Perhaps similar reason many airports in Northern Japan, e.g. Hakodate, Sapporo. Which uses orange runway markings instead of white.

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