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Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 17:48
by n3sk
And they say chivalry is dead.

Last line in the link u mention laser. I always wondered if the shaft that turns the lift fan “could” be repourposed to create electricity and the area where the lift fan sits would leave amble space for such things,I know it’s off topic and completely from my imagination, just thoughts.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 18:23
by spazsinbad
How about you go here: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=27171&p=288313&hilit=laser#p288313
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HERE for the GRAPHIC: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=16676&p=212183&hilit=Dunn#p212183

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ANY REPLIES GO TO THESE ABOVE THREADS PLEASE.


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Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 18 Jan 2019, 22:12
by steve2267
I LIKE it...

I W A N T one!

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 24 Jan 2019, 08:52
by spazsinbad
Bdep Bdeep Bdeep That's all FOLK:
"...“The distance between the T-38 and an F-35 (Fighting Falcon) is night and day,” he [Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein] said, referring to the capabilities of the two aircraft...." https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... x-trainer/


Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 29 Jan 2019, 06:23
by Corsair1963
Sounds like Lockheed Martin is even using the Panther name?

Panthers Den.jpg

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2019, 22:12
by spazsinbad
steve2267 wrote:Surprised it appears to have not yet been suggested... Tiger
Or as spaz posted in another thread Tyger: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=27186&p=366269&hilit=Tyger#p366269
How about Flying Tyger
Could be prescient if southeast Asia gets loud again.

TIGER is an Oldie but GOLDIE for the USN: VF-33 F11F Tigers

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2019, 01:20
by steve2267
I'll toss Orca back out...

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2019, 02:12
by sprstdlyscottsmn
steve2267 wrote:I'll toss Orca back out...

The one that brings death from the underworld

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2019, 03:21
by jaws
I know "Electric Jet" once referred to our beloved Viper, but I think it is more fitting for the F-35.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2019, 06:08
by Corsair1963
Any name should be of an animal that is know as for "ambushing" it's prey... :twisted:

With Panther being a good example... or how about Black Widow???

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 25 Nov 2019, 15:18
by steve2267
I think the YF-23 had "Black Widow" unofficially.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 02 Dec 2019, 10:46
by spazsinbad
:devil: THE BIG INVISIBLE 30,000 lb GORILLA 'in the room' - COMING IN THE AIR TONIGHT - OH LORD - OH LORD. 8) :doh:

F-35A 58th FS USAF Theme Song COLLINS Gorilla 'In Air Tonight' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD06ZoN_cH8


Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2019, 02:22
by steve2267
spazsinbad wrote::devil: THE BIG INVISIBLE 30,000 lb GORILLA 'in the room' - COMING IN THE AIR TONIGHT - OH LORD - OH LORD. 8) :doh:

F-35A 58th FS USAF Theme Song COLLINS Gorilla 'In Air Tonight' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD06ZoN_cH8



It takes a gorilla to ride a panther?

Silverback? But razorback sounds so much better, but then you're stuck with a pig...

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2019, 02:24
by steve2267
Too bad velociraptor is such a mouthful: fast, reputedly wicked smart, hunts in a pack, and is ruthless.

Wolf would work, but who wants their jet to be named after a dog, and wolf is kind of bland. Doberman, Rottie... Rottie might work, but again, who wants their jet to be a dog?

Has anyone heard if Panther is in common usage yet? Is it widespread?

H*ll, I like Lightning, just leave off the stupid "II."

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2020, 13:37
by operaaperta
Just listened to latest Fighter Pilot podcast on the F-117A. The pilot being interviewed, when asked about the pilots nick name for it, called it the ‘F117A Wet Dream’- It comes in the middle of the night, and you have to clean up after it in the morning. 8)