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Unread post01 Aug 2008, 22:53

I like Switchblade for the B model. Very appropriate.
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Unread post02 Aug 2008, 04:19

rpgrynn wrote:
asiatrails wrote:F-35A: Vader - Dark, ugly helmet

F-35B: Switchblade or Gumby - Disassembles before landing

F-35C: Catbird - Mews all over the F/A-18's and Growlers. Turns them into flying gas stations


LOL - Where do you get this stuff? :D



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Unread post02 Aug 2008, 12:48

  • The Fighting Falcon was the 'Electric Jet', the Lightning will be the 'Internet Jet'
  • The F-4 was the 'Double Ugly, the F-35A/B/C is the Triple Ugly.
  • JSF, Jack A$$$ Fighter
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Unread post03 Aug 2008, 03:22

F-35 EU-BoT (Expensive, Uber-Bomb Truck).

I.E. $1 Trillion+ 'expensive' to US side alone (or program bust). Either way, a grand slam expense/cost.
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Unread post05 Aug 2008, 03:31

Underdog?

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Unread post06 Aug 2008, 02:42

locum wrote:
  • The Fighting Falcon was the 'Electric Jet', the Lightning will be the 'Internet Jet'
  • The F-4 was the 'Double Ugly, the F-35A/B/C is the Triple Ugly.
  • JSF, Jack A$$$ Fighter



Triple Ugly has my vote........ :twisted:
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Unread post06 Aug 2008, 03:05

Corsair1963 wrote:Triple Ugly has my vote........ :twisted:


Sorry, that handle was awarded a long time ago and will always be associated with the EA6B in US Service and the HP Victor in RAF Service.
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Unread post06 Aug 2008, 16:52

A digression: The A-6 should have been called the "Flying Tadpole" because it sure looks like one.
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Unread post07 Aug 2008, 01:21

asiatrails wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:Triple Ugly has my vote........ :twisted:


Sorry, that handle was awarded a long time ago and will always be associated with the EA6B in US Service and the HP Victor in RAF Service.




While, the Intruder/Prowler had the corner on ugly. It still could be quite agile.............Remember, some of the flying scenes from the Movie "Flight of the Intruder". 8)
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Unread post07 Aug 2008, 01:45

Corsair1963 wrote:
asiatrails wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:Triple Ugly has my vote........ :twisted:


Sorry, that handle was awarded a long time ago and will always be associated with the EA6B in US Service and the HP Victor in RAF Service.




While, the Intruder/Prowler had the corner on ugly. It still could be quite agile.............Remember, some of the flying scenes from the Movie "Flight of the Intruder". 8)



Never said that it was and is not a smooth flying machine when it gets up and goes, but how would you feel if you if you saw your mother with one?
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Unread post07 Aug 2008, 08:41

asiatrails wrote:F-35A: Vader - Dark, ugly helmet

F-35B: Switchblade or Gumby - Disassembles before landing

F-35C: Catbird - Mews all over the F/A-18's and Growlers. Turns them into flying gas stations


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Unread post08 Aug 2008, 03:01

How about batman........
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Unread post21 Aug 2008, 18:38

I would think that "Sink-Hole" might be an appropriate nickname for it based on the program costs climbing from $200M to greater than $300M while encountering significant technical and schedule problems that are yet to be solved. I think Gen. Davis is getting pretty defensive about people pointing out the what is really going on behind the rosy press releases from the program office.

falcon_mr.b wrote:Greetings from the Fighting Falcon Nest!

Now that we have all come to accept <a href="news_article1883.html">the official nickname of the F-35</a>, are there any good names out there for an unofficial nickname? i.e. Viper, Warthog, Mudhen.

Going back to the debate before the official release two years ago, I think Phoenix would be a great name. I am also fond Mongoose; although a bird is probably more appropriate. And, since mongoose (pl.) are capable of killing venomous snakes (vipers), then maybe that isn't the best idea. :evil:

In addition, would there be (3) different names for the (3) different versions?

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Unread post21 Aug 2008, 20:25

taxpayer wrote:I would think that "Sink-Hole" might be an appropriate nickname for it based on the program costs climbing from $200M to greater than $300M while encountering significant technical and schedule problems that are yet to be solved. I think Gen. Davis is getting pretty defensive about people pointing out the what is really going on behind the rosy press releases from the program office.


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Love your post, Mr. Taxpayer. You are absolutely right, of course, except for the fact that the figures above should read $200B and $300B. Also, you should note I have also proposed two nicknames I think just might stick: Flying Turd and/or Groundhog.

Welcome to the board. Nice to have dissenting opinions to rebut the bunch of ditto-heads who tend to lead to the scurge of group-think.
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Unread post21 Aug 2008, 22:02

Reading a story about another LM fiasco (VH-71), I just came up with another great F-35 nickname: the Mockup.
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