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Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2020, 14:26
by spazsinbad
58th FS F-35A USAF PIlot Gorilla Salute Eglin AFB Florida USofA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPCshQAhL9c


Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2020, 14:07
by ricnunes
And how about Thunder? Did anyone already came up with this here?

IMO, Thunder would be interesting because it's a short name and at the same time very closely related to the aircraft's official name (Lightning) and also IMO it sounds good (and 'powerful' too).

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2020, 18:56
by spazsinbad
Just say: "search the thread using the word THUNDER". Thusly doing so I have at least 9 hits in this thread alone if 'thunder bolt' is included. The first mention of thunder was in 2008. Use the 'Search this topic' box top left next to 'POST REPLY'.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2020, 23:18
by ricnunes
Thanks for the heads up spaz

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 26 Apr 2020, 06:14
by KamenRiderBlade
jaws wrote:I know "Electric Jet" once referred to our beloved Viper, but I think it is more fitting for the F-35.
I think "Electronic Jet" would be more apt of a nick name.

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2020, 14:54
by steve2267
KamenRiderBlade wrote:
jaws wrote:I know "Electric Jet" once referred to our beloved Viper, but I think it is more fitting for the F-35.
I think "Electronic Jet" would be more apt of a nick name.


Too long.

How about Tron?

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2020, 01:06
by charlielima223
https://theaviationist.com/2020/05/04/h ... nicknames/
Here’s the list with the new nicknames (most probably applied during the deployment, as happened to the F-15Es):

15-5195/HL “Tabor91” 4FS “Fightin´ Fuujins” nicknamed “Reaper”

15-5199/HL “Tabor92” 421FS “Black Widows” nicknamed “Bone Saw”

15-5143/HL “Tabor93” 4FS “Fightin´ Fuujins” nicknamed “Iron Maiden”

15-5170/HL “Tabor94” 34FS “Rude Rams” nicknamed “Miss Behavin´”

15-5183/HL “Tabor95” 4FS “Fightin´Fuujins” nicknamed “Thor”

15-5202/HL “Tabor96” 421FS “Black Widows” nicknamed “Nighthawk”



Is there any unofficial nickname for the F-35 yet?

Re: F-35 Unofficial nickname

Unread postPosted: 06 May 2020, 20:51
by steve2267
charlielima223 wrote:
Is there any unofficial nickname for the F-35 yet?


I recently bought some F-35 swag (coins) from the 61st FS (or was it the 62nd?) snacko. I inquired about "panther" being the unofficial nickname. He indicated that it seems to be a out 50-50. Not entirely sure what that meant.