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lampshade111

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Unread post23 Sep 2008, 00:08

Tim wrote:
F-35 Falcon II?

Surely you jest? :nono:


If you ignore the greater weight I suppose. Than again nobody ever really used the Fighting Falcon name. F-35 SuperViper perhaps?
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Unread post23 Sep 2008, 00:25

How about Orca?
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Unread post23 Sep 2008, 10:56

FLUBBER!! FLUBBER!! FLUBBER!!
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Unread post23 Sep 2008, 19:58

lampshade111 wrote:
Tim wrote:
F-35 Falcon II?

Surely you jest? :nono:


If you ignore the greater weight I suppose. Than again nobody ever really used the Fighting Falcon name. F-35 SuperViper perhaps?


Millenium Falcon? :D
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Unread post23 Sep 2008, 21:13

Millenium Falcon?

:lmao: I don't care who you are, That's funny right there!
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Unread post24 Sep 2008, 04:05

Tim wrote:Millenium Falcon?

:lmao: I don't care who you are, That's funny right there!


I agree, let's stretch this line:

A beat up freighter with massive acceleration and limited internal weapons. Compared to a bomb truck with massive acceleration and limited internal weapons. Match

Smart flat panels with good SA tools: Match

Very furry co-pilot with high IQ: Fail, you would never get Chewy through the decompression chamber without a shave.

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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 09:11

Hi folks,

As we all know, often combat platforms get other names then what they are officially called. For example, the F-111 was The Pig for the RAAF, the F-100 was The Hun, F-105, the Thud and so forth.

Given this tradition, what are people's guesses or suggestions for the F-35 in service? I somehow doubt Lightning II will be used too often by those who fly or maintain it.

My suggestion is "The Battle Budgie" as in a Budgerigar. I always have thought its nose has a beak look to it. I also use this term as one of affection and think of it being a bit more like the Bludgerigar from the Swamp cartoon series:

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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 09:24

AS350B Squirrel NickName in 723 Squadron RAN FAA 'Battle Budgie' actually went to sea for 1st Gulf War.
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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 10:04

In UK service, the F35 already appears to have been christened "Dave" so we're sorted on that one at least :)
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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 11:01

Why "Dave"?

What's the story behind that nickname?
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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 13:57

Most common?
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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 15:00

"The Thief".

All it does is steal taxpayers money.

Does it show that I do not like it??
- Ugly as hell.
- Overweight as a Mc Donalds customer
- Drinks like a drunk.
- Not fast, nor lean or clean.
- And, more expensive then my wife. :-(

- And, all the chinese have been all over her :-)
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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 15:37

Salute!

When you see the thing it reminds you of a short, fat Eagle.

I am trying to come up something that uses "STUB", "STUBBY", "BEAGLE" and so on...

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Unread post17 Jan 2013, 15:54

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