Sans serif in American Army Korean war map legends (like in Appleman's books)

agentbits's picture

It is a typeface that has seems to have a paired smallcaps and italics used in the maps as well.

Sample map is here
more maps at the bottom of this page

After a fit of depression for not receiving any help, I dredged my way through the more Germanic parts of the internet and went from DIN FF->DIN 1451->DIN 16/17 where I think I have found my answer.

If anyone could show me to be right/wrong I would love to either close the book on this, or keep digging.

Thanks in advance.

riccard0's picture

DIN is an appropriate approximation. You can look here ( for a discussion based on an older map. And you could look for "template" on Typophile or MyFonts for further suggestions.

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