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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 01:15

"Crow"? As in "Someone is going to have to eat..."?
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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 01:19

leadsled wrote:
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.
Sooo... you're a *concern troll* then.
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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 01:29

F-35 … F designates furlough or feinstein :oops:
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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 09:58

count_to_10 wrote:"Crow"? As in "Someone is going to have to eat..."?


I had not considered that, :lol: but its a bonus. Now I'm going to try and make Crow "happen" in all the F-35C threads in the sad hope it might actually catch on (doubting it)
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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 12:49

Quoth the Raven...
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Unread post07 Apr 2013, 13:37

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Unread post08 Apr 2013, 09:02

count_to_10 wrote:Quoth the Raven...
... "nevermore!"

How about "Old Crow"?
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Unread post08 Apr 2013, 20:44

lookieloo wrote:
count_to_10 wrote:Quoth the Raven...
... "nevermore!"

How about "Old Crow"?


Calling the F-35 a modern P-51?

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Unread post18 Apr 2013, 06:17

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Unread post24 Jun 2013, 16:38

The one I've heard recently is the less than flattering "Fat kid with magic pants". The Raptor has similarly garnered a couple too; Toucan Sam and The Rapist.
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Unread post24 Jun 2013, 18:42

BDF wrote:The one I've heard recently is the less than flattering "Fat kid with magic pants". The Raptor has similarly garnered a couple too; Toucan Sam and The Rapist.


Why "Toucan Sam"?
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Unread post24 Jun 2013, 22:37

Is "The Rapist" what the F-16 and F-15 pilots call the Raptor after going up against it in mock combat?
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Unread post25 Jun 2013, 22:23

sferrin wrote:
BDF wrote:The one I've heard recently is the less than flattering "Fat kid with magic pants". The Raptor has similarly garnered a couple too; Toucan Sam and The Rapist.


Why "Toucan Sam"?


Why Fat Kid With Magic Pants? Who the hell knows! Actually I think the F-35's nickname comes from its stubby appearance and "cosmic" avionics. I don't remember specifically. The F-22 has also been called the pelican (from the front it looks like a pelican skimming over the water with that anhedral shape to its wings). It's also been called the boat (cause of the tubby appearance of the aft fuselage) and also the showboat because of it's early readiness problems. I vaguely recall that the Toucan sam reference is to the distinctive appearance to its radome but I could be completely wrong.
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Unread post25 Jun 2013, 22:27

count_to_10 wrote:Is "The Rapist" what the F-16 and F-15 pilots call the Raptor after going up against it in mock combat?


Essentially yes. 'Turns up its own a$$ and kills everything' is an associated slogan that I've heard so calling it The Rapist is much like in video games when someone is dominated the opposing teams he's "raping" them.
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