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Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 18:52
by spazsinbad
: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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Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 19:05
by steve2267
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...)

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 19:11
by spazsinbad

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 21:46
by jetblast16
(Frank) Zappa :mrgreen:

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 02 Jan 2019, 13:12
by hornetfinn
Maybe Electrocutor or Electrocutioner...

Yeah, I know Electrocutioner is a DC Comics bad guy and might not work...

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 22:13
by n3sk
The Turkey

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 22:21
by sprstdlyscottsmn
wow...

really?

Murder Turkey maybe...

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 05:27
by element1loop
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'.


[And n3sk, best go troll somewhere else.]

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 05:50
by spazsinbad
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.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 07:24
by element1loop
Hope RAAF do the same.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 08:03
by spazsinbad
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!

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 19:16
by sferrin
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'.


[And n3sk, best go troll somewhere else.]


F-4 Phantom II
A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-7 Corsair II
C-17 Globemaster III
(Probably a lot of others. . .)

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 06:42
by n3sk
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.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 06:53
by spazsinbad
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

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 17:16
by steve2267
Thank you Spaz. My honour hath been defended. I can sleep now. :drool: