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Unread post15 Mar 2018, 05:30

The C model is definitely the most photo-genic!
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Unread post15 Mar 2018, 23:26

the problem with the F-35 look is the short wings. Makes it look fat.

C solves that.
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Unread post19 Mar 2018, 16:01

sunstersun wrote:the problem with the F-35 look is the short wings. Makes it look fat.

C solves that.

A model = Fat a$$
B model = Fat Boy
C model = Fat Cat
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 00:15

wolf

Suggested earlier, the following quote:

and the whole machine looks aggressive like a guard dog even when the tires are tied down between the blocks


from the viewtopic.php?f=55&t=27253&p=337851#p337851 thread/post brought it to mind. Other folks have noted the wolfpack nature of F-35's hunting. Large wolves can be beasts as well...
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 00:45

Honestly, I still think "Reaper" makes the most sense. Plus, it goes well with Raptor. (i.e. F-22)
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 04:09

Reaper works... but hasn't some stupid UAV taken that name?

The F-35C Naval aviators also seem to have laid claim to that name. Will the wing wipers play along? They may still want something of their own for the F-35A...
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 05:12

'Panther' seems to be gaining traction in the USAF. I've seen a few of the WIC dudes wearing "Panther Tamer" patches.

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Time will tell...
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 08:43

How about 'Ripper'? It sounds quite similar to Raptor and Reaper and is not used by any other system. F-35 is definitely very capable of ripping enemies apart. Of course 'Ripper' also brings some serial killers in mind...
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 21:47

hornetfinn wrote:How about 'Ripper'? It sounds quite similar to Raptor and Reaper and is not used by any other system. F-35 is definitely very capable of ripping enemies apart. Of course 'Ripper' also brings some serial killers in mind...

You'll soon shake with fear
Never knowing if I'm near
I'm sly and I'm shameless
Nocturnal and nameless
Except for "The Ripper".....
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Unread post19 Apr 2018, 22:07

wrightwing wrote:
hornetfinn wrote:How about 'Ripper'? It sounds quite similar to Raptor and Reaper and is not used by any other system. F-35 is definitely very capable of ripping enemies apart. Of course 'Ripper' also brings some serial killers in mind...

You'll soon shake with fear
Never knowing if I'm near
I'm sly and I'm shameless
Nocturnal and nameless
Except for "The Ripper".....

F-35: You're in for surprise, you're in for a shock!

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Unread post20 Apr 2018, 07:21

wrightwing wrote:
hornetfinn wrote:How about 'Ripper'? It sounds quite similar to Raptor and Reaper and is not used by any other system. F-35 is definitely very capable of ripping enemies apart. Of course 'Ripper' also brings some serial killers in mind...

You'll soon shake with fear
Never knowing if I'm near
I'm sly and I'm shameless
Nocturnal and nameless
Except for "The Ripper".....


LOL, those are pretty much perfect lines of lyrics for F-35... :D
Never thought about that connection and I'm a Priest fan... :oops:
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Unread post01 May 2018, 08:08

Just call it the "Whispering Death". As your never going to see or hear it before it strikes! :devil:


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Unread post17 May 2018, 19:31

durahawk wrote:'Panther' seems to be gaining traction in the USAF. I've seen a few of the WIC dudes wearing "Panther Tamer" patches.


Time will tell...



The public affairs shop at Nellis AFB worked with us to confirm that the elite unit does indeed call the F-35 the 'Panther.'

An email from the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs reads:

Mr. Rogoway,

The panther patch that you're inquiring about is an F-35 Weapons School patch that the students wear. Pilots in F-35 community are referring to the jet as "Panther". As always, the official name of the jet is still F-35 Lightning II.


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20 ... ite-pilots
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Unread post17 May 2018, 19:44

For those of you who can't see the patch.

https://i.imgur.com/vkoHB7d.jpg
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Unread post17 May 2018, 20:21

Well I guess that settles it for the USAF at least.

"Stubby" is 'officially' "Panther".

IIRC the Navy refered to the "Cee Monster" (my name) as "Raven".

So we just need to hear back from the Marines on the "Killer Bee" huh?
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