This is a repository of Fonts, Color/Colour Charts and Vehicle Marking sets. These were originally hosted on the now defunct simmerspaintshop.com website (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/dlcat-military-fonts-19/). These files almost vanished into internet history, so I am uploading them here to make them easily accessible.
I have included any Copyright or distribution details i was able to find on the relevant fonts. I would suggest that you only use these for non commercial purposes.
Font used for U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft small letter stenciling. Free to use for free and commercial projects. Author: David Eckert
Download: Aerorelix Stencil
USAF TTF Font. Visit the website of the author for more good military TTF Fonts: http://www.tlai.com/med_des/amusaf.html Author: TLai Enterprices
Blockschrift für Flugzeuge
German WWII registration markings.
Download: Blockschrift für Flugzeuge
DIN 1451 Engschrift
German TTF font. Website author: http://mexxoft.com/Foobarskins/
Download: DIN 1451 Engschrift
DIN 1451 Mittelschrift
German TTF font. Website author: http://mexxoft.com/Foobarskins/ (Has been updated to fix missing items)
Download: DIN 1451 Mittelschrift
DIN 1451 Schablonierschrift
German TTF-font. Author: Marian Steinbach
Download: DIN 1451 Schablonierschrift
DIN 6776 Technical drawing font, Author unknown
Download: DIN 6776
This font represents letters and numbers used in registration markings on Finnish military aircrafts after March 20th, 1934. They were taken from Finnish Standards Association’s (SFS) standard Z.I. 1.
The following characters are included:
Copyright © 2005 by Petri Johansson aka Porsimo.
This font is Freeware. Any commercial use is prohibited without permission from the author.
TTF font. Author: Ray Larabie
TTF font. Author: Ray Larabie
Download: Interplanetary Crap
TTF Font. Author: WSI-Font Collection
Russian TTF font. Author: Art of Thinking
Download: LexikonArial Kyrillisch
USAF TTF Font used on US military aircraft. Visit the website of the author for more good military TTF Fonts: http://www.tlai.com/med_des/amusaf.html Author: TLai Enterprices
Download: (Website link)
Registration numbers as used in the Netherlands until may 1940. Author: Arjan van de Logt
Royal Air Force WW2, Style 2, 45-degree clipped [RAF_45D_841ATH]. This is the narrow font RAF_WW2_841ATH, but with clipped corners. It is not one of the more common RAF fonts, but was occasionally for both serials and call letters. Version 1.0, 11/23/99.. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Air Force WW2, 45-degree clipped [RAF_45D_851ATH]. This font is designed to the same proportions as RAF_WW2_851ATH, but it has corners clipped at 45 degrees instead of rounded. This font was often used for serial numbers where RAF_WW2_851ATH was called for, especially by U.S. manufacturers of lend-lease aircraft, which seemed to be more comfortable with 45-degree clipped than rounded lettering. Alternatives are provided for the letter S and the numeral 5. Version 1.0, 11/22/99. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Air Force [RAF_PW_ATH]. This is probably the most widely useful font on this page. This geometic-based font first came into use on British and Commonwealth aircraft during or slightly before World War II, but attained wide use only after the war. From the late 1940s to the present day it has been the most widely used Royal Air Force and Royal Navy font for serials, squadron and aircraft ID codes, and legends identifying the air arm. Versions of it have been used by most of the Commonwealth air forces in the postwar period, including Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It has also been used on UK-built aircraft supplied to other air forces around the world, and sometimes adopted by these forces for use on other types. Not surprisingly considering the longevity and wide use of this lettering, it has been subject to many variations, which the alternatives provided here capture only imperfectly. Alternative styles are available for the letters B, D, and G, and the numerals 3, 5 and 8. (The alternate 5 is a variation used particularly on de Havilland types, such as the Vampire.) Version 1.01, 11/22/99. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Air Force WW2, Style 3 [RAF_WW2_641ATH]. This lettering was adopted, especially on single-engined fighters in the latter years of World War II, as a more visible alternative to the standard RAF styles for unit and individual aircraft call letters. The font was wider than standard RAF fonts and composed of thicker lines with rounder edges. An alternative numeral 5 is available. Version 1.0, 11/23/99. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Air Force WW2, Style 2 [RAF_WW2_841ATH]. This is a narrower version of the RAF_WW2_851. It was thinner than the standard RAF/RN font, having a width-to-height ratio of 1:2 rather than 5:8. This font was specified for serial numbers on certain types of aircraft, and was also used for call letters on some types, such as the Wellington and Halifax. An alternative letter S is provided. Version 1.0, 11/22/99. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Air Force WW2, Style 1 [RAF_WW2_851ATH]. This font is designed to the specifications for most RAF and Royal Navy call letters during World War II. To some extent, this font was also used for serial numbers on the rear fuselages of these aircraft. Many variations existed in RAF/RN lettering during the war, so this font is barely more than a starting point, but the standards were adhered to somewhat more consistently in Bomber Command than Fighter Command. Alternatives are provided for the letters M, S, and W. Version 1.0, 11/22/99. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Canadian Air Force, Style 2 [RCAF_60SQO_ATH]. This is the same font as RCAF_60O_ATH, but with different numerals. In later years the RCAF adopted a more square-like numeral style for use on some aircraft. If neither of the alternative numerals in the above font look like what you are looking for, try switching to this font. Like the font above, I have added maple leaf glyphs in the newest version. The pre-1967 leaf is Shift-1; the modern leaf is Shift-2. Version 0.92, 9/1/00. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Canadian Air Force, Style 1 [RCAF_60O_ATH]. This is the unique font used by the RCAF from the 1950s through the 1960s, and for some purposes into the 1970s. Alternative styles are available for the letters C, G, P, R, and Z. Alternative numerals are available for 0, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. This RCAF lettering style was subject to extreme variation in practice, making this in some ways the least satisfactory of the fonts. In version 0.91, I have refined several of the characters and added an alternative set of rounded numerals not previously available. In version 0.92, I made the numerals compatible with printing in outline font style and added glyphs for the maple leaf in the center of RCAF roundels. The pre-1967 leaf is implemented as the Shift-1 key (as if you were typing an exclamation point); the current leaf style is Shift-4. Version 0.92, 9/1/00. Author: August T. Horvath
Royal Canadian Navy [RCN_8O_ATH]. The Royal Canadian Navy adopted a font based closely on the RAF/RN font offered above, but with wider letters. My best information indicates that the lettering on post-1952 RCN aircraft had a width equal to two-thirds of its height, rather than five-eighths which was the standard for the RAF font. Numerals, however, were narrower. This special font is intended for RCN aircraft used after the adoption of the large-leaf roundel in 1952. Prior to 1952, to the extent a standard font was used, it was the RAF font offered above. Alternatives are provided for the letters A, B, and S, and for the numeral 4. At present, no letter W is defined in this font, because I have not found an example of its use by this air arm. I have added RCN-style maple leaf glyphs to this font. The early leaf, for the period when the RCN was using a thin yellow surround with its roundels, is the Shift-2 key; the later leaf is the Shift-1 key. Version 0.92, 9/1/00. Author: August T. Horvath
USAAF_Serial_Stencil and USAAF_Stencil
USAAF STENCIL and USAAF SERIAL STENCIL are based on USAAF aircraft lettering used during World War 2. Alternate characters included allow for the variety in stencilng seen in various USAAF units. The stenciling in USAAF SERIAL STENCIL is exaggerated so that details remain legible at the small type sizes needed for aircraft serial numbers. Consult the readme file for info on how to access additional characters (only applies to USAAF STENCIL) Author: 4thFG_TwoGuns
Military Color / Colour Charts
www.simmerspaintshop.com ww2 color charts in png format:
Various markings for Italian, Allied, Luftwaffe, Soviet, USA etc, In layered (Photoshop) psd format