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[Angola - air force roundel] image by Mark Sensen, 10 July 1997 See also:

Angolan Air force roundel 1980

Initially wings and fuselage were marked with a red and black roundel, with a yellow star on the inner part. The Angolan flag served as a fin marking. Later a roundel split by a wavy line, red over black, and bearing a yellow star was used, with the new flag on the fin.
Source: Military Aircraft Insignia of the World, Cochrane & Elliott, 1998.
Mark Sensen, 10 July 1999

I may add that according to this book the 1975 roundels (both) were accompanied by a fin flash - horizontal red over black with yellow star in the center, while since 1980 the roundel itself is also used as fin flash.

Contradicting info on this site, which show the 1975-80 roundel also used as fin flash, but as the writer admits, he has problems to get accurate information. - the Cochrane and Elliott  review seems to me a bit uncertain too.....
Dov Gutterman, 11 Jun 2004

Air force roundel 1975-1980

[Air force roundel 1975-1980] image by Frank George Valoczy, 2 Jul 2003

Air force roundel (1975 variant)

[Air force roundel 1975] image by Frank George Valoczy, 02 Jul 2003