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Unread post23 Mar 2013, 09:24

How about "Cerberus" since the F-35 is supposed to serve 3 branches of the US military which can be analogous to the 3 heads of the mythical creature?
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Unread post26 Mar 2013, 12:26

I'd call it "The Compromise", LOL.

In all candor, the F-35 is growing on me. It'd grow alot faster, if LM would divulge a bit more about the "secret" edge it has in A2A combat, a more powerful engine allowing for true super-cruise etc..

Dunno. If it lives up to the billing, it'll completely revolutionize air combat/warfare. For the sake of our men in uniform, I sure hope so...
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Unread post26 Mar 2013, 12:33

Would that make a damaged F-35 "Compromised"?
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Unread post26 Mar 2013, 21:52

Likely. We'd sell those to Canada for cheap though... :)
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Unread post01 Apr 2013, 02:58

Thanks to the chap ['kiwidingo': http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... nja#249148 ] who mentioned 'Samurai' elsewhere. I'll go for NINJA "The 'NINJA' - Paint it BLACK!" :D

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Koga-ryu ("School of Koga"; occasionally spelled "Koka" in English) is an ancient school of ninjutsu. It originated from the region of Koga (modern Koga City in Shiga Prefecture). Members of the Koga school of shinobi (ninja) are trained in disguise, escape, concealment, explosives, medicines and poison; moreover, they are experts in techniques of unarmed combat (Taijutsu) and in the use of various weapons....

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Unread post01 Apr 2013, 03:36

How about call it "Jack Bauer"

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Unread post01 Apr 2013, 03:41

"Ninja" sounds a bit over-the-top. However, "Koga" might work as a simple two-syllable word that only a few nerds would comprehend (like the BSG Viper) and might also have the added benefit of flattering a wealthy foreign customer.
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Unread post01 Apr 2013, 04:01

If you were a kid in the early 1960s you would know that 'ninja' is not over the top at all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Samurai_(TV_series) The KOGA ninja were the baddies - whilst the IGA ninja with Tombie the Mist along with SHINTARO (the Samurai) were the good guys. I'll go bad black hat stealth any day. :D "...Tombei is a master of disguise, skilled with shuriken, swords (using the reverse-grip technique) and scaling hooks, also able to call-in the additional Men of Iga, and the two saved each other's lives numerous times. His outfit is a grey version of the shinobi shozoku Iga outfit (as opposed to the black-clad ninja opponents)..." IGA is another foreign SuperMarket outlet in Australia these days so I don't think that name would ever fly! :D

Maybe RONIN would be a good compromise but if youse cannot spell it then....
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Unread post02 Apr 2013, 17:11

I think Ronin would only be approriate for a plane that no one owned...
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 01:22

What about wolf? The F-35 in its future service would be traveling in a pack. :D
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 01:39

The Brits could have 'WereWolvesOfLondon' AaaaOOOOoo.
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 14:34

spazsinbad wrote:The Brits could have 'WereWolvesOfLondon' AaaaOOOOoo.

Oddly enough, that was just what I was thinking.
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 20:21

Oh look , a new troll...
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 20:45

gtx wrote:Oh look , a new troll...


Sorry, I did not mean it to come off that way. For a long time I was an F-35 true believer. But at this point, 2nd spec lowering, approaching a decade late, unit costs headed north of $200m, etc., we have to face the reality that the thing is looking a little FUBAR.
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Unread post06 Apr 2013, 20:55

I like "Crow" for the F-35C. The navy sees it as a "black bird" bringing ill portent and I see it as a symbol of death so it works for people who love it and hate it. 8)


if the F-35B is the Bee yo could get really punny and call it "the Sea"

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