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Old August 21 2007, 07:59 AM   #46
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Re: Photo request -- Enterprise hangar deck studio miniature

Thomas C Lai, the designer of the Long Beach USN and Amarillo USAF fonts, tells me they are not the official names but were given by him in honor of the defunct Long Beach Naval Shipyard and Amarillo Air Force Base. Mr.Lai's fonts are based on official military fonts but are not themselves official. In the USAF 1998 version of USAF Technical Order 1-1-4, which specifies the shape and spacing of the letters, the type face is referred to by the catchy name "VERTICAL BLOCK TYPE."
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