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Unread post01 Jan 2019, 18:52

:poke: IIRC lots of USN EW Squadrons of old were 'zappers' and then there was this ugly lot :mrgreen: THE DIP GANG :devil:
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Unread post01 Jan 2019, 19:05

Given the electronic attack capabilities strongly hinted that the F-35 possesses... Zapper is all the more appropriate! Thanks, Spaz! You have now established historical precedent... as long as all involved can leave off the "II" (i.e. Zapper II won't work...)
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Unread post01 Jan 2019, 19:11

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Unread post01 Jan 2019, 21:46

(Frank) Zappa :mrgreen:
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Unread post02 Jan 2019, 13:12

Maybe Electrocutor or Electrocutioner...

Yeah, I know Electrocutioner is a DC Comics bad guy and might not work...
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Unread post16 Jan 2019, 22:13

The Turkey
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Unread post16 Jan 2019, 22:21

wow...

really?

Murder Turkey maybe...
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Unread post17 Jan 2019, 05:27

You could just call it the "F-35 Lightning". Who decided tacking 'too' on the end of it was good idea? The 'F-35' part makes clear that it's not referring to an earlier aircraft. That seems to be the main problem with the official name it already has.

Drop the 'Too'.


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Unread post17 Jan 2019, 05:50

element1loop wrote:You could just call it the "F-35 Lightning". Who decided tacking 'too' on the end of it was good idea? The 'F-35' part makes clear that it's not referring to an earlier aircraft. That seems to be the main problem with the official name it already has. Drop the 'Too'.

Brits do this already.
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Unread post17 Jan 2019, 07:24

Hope RAAF do the same.
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Unread post17 Jan 2019, 08:03

Generally specifically RAAF seem to refer to the 'F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)'. It seems only the great unwashed ever mention Lightning (usually spelt correctly) II. 'mericans have a tradition for naming 'II's & IIIs etc. But spell LIGHTENING!
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Unread post17 Jan 2019, 19:16

element1loop wrote:You could just call it the "F-35 Lightning". Who decided tacking 'too' on the end of it was good idea? The 'F-35' part makes clear that it's not referring to an earlier aircraft. That seems to be the main problem with the official name it already has.

Drop the 'Too'.


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Unread post18 Jan 2019, 06:42

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:wow...

really?

Murder Turkey maybe...


No Sir, definitely poking the ribs. How about the Bolt. Only one syllable, playing on lightening bolt. I gota say, murder Turkey has a certain ring to it.
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Unread post18 Jan 2019, 06:53

Way Back in the WAyzBAK Search Engyn we find 'stevieWonderous' had BOLT on his list but too much like BOLTER BOLTER BOLTER to 'catch on' in the USN during carrier approaches. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10794&p=351910&hilit=Bolt#p351910
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Unread post18 Jan 2019, 17:16

Thank you Spaz. My honour hath been defended. I can sleep now. :drool:
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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