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steve2267

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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 20:03

I suggested Thor a while back.

How about Zeus -- god of the skies, flinging lightning bolts at those who displease him. Kind of fits the "beast" mode theme as well.

In keeping with the locale motif (i.e. Israel naming their -35's Adir), the Scandinavian countries could rock Thor, the Norse god of thunder/lightning.
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 21:53

Wasn't Raven already taken by the EF-111s?

I still like Stubby; nicknames should be affectionately condescending :mrgreen:
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 22:06

flighthawk128 wrote:Wasn't Raven already taken by the EF-111s?

I still like Stubby; nicknames should be affectionately condescending :mrgreen:

Like SLUF, BUFF, Rodan, and Woblin Goblin.
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 22:14

:devil: :doh: People wonder about F-35 mid-life weight gain with perhaps an engine upgrade. Already the F-35 carries a lot of negative propaganda baggage (see recent RT :roll: arstickle) and because some reckon it is so difficult to operate due software issues then I'll go for FRIDGE for the stress eating in it! :devil: OPEN THE POD BAY DOOR HAL. :doh:

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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 01:03

Haha.. HAL ejects them :devil:
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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 16:28

If we're talkin' "beast mode", then I really like "Hulk".......


"Hulk......SMASH!" :)
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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 17:17

Didn't the Marines say "It was like watching the Velociraptors from Jurassic Park, they killed everything." Too bad the F-22 took that name. Can't they switch? The F-22 was supposed to be the Lightning II once upon a time.

Reaper. Kills everything, goes well with Raptor. Oh wait, a drone took that one.

Stubby, Killer Bee, and Krakken
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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 19:18

steve2267 wrote:the Scandinavian countries could rock Thor, the Norse god of thunder/lightning.


We kinda already did...

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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 21:36

'krorvik' nice tail - nice acknowledgement of repair.
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 00:41

'The Misunderstood'
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 09:34

I still go with Wraith. An unseen stalker, who passes though walls, or defenses, striking terror in the hearts of it's targets. Pilots report they feel such anxiety going up against stealth fighters that they make mistakes, which only makes their situation worse. A demoralized enemy is already half defeated. Besides Wraith fits with Raptor, like the team of Spitfire and Hurricane did for the RAF in WWII.
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 10:41

Wraith is definitely a good one in many ways and sounds menacing. "Demon" would also be decent name for similar reasons.
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 11:11

:twisted: :mrgreen: :doh: :devil: The WRAITH 'music' will grow on you - don't wash it off. :devil: :doh: :mrgreen: :twisted: CLOAKS - WRAITH

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