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Unread post24 May 2019, 14:24

What do F-35 pilots call the F-35?
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Unread post24 May 2019, 15:39

Whole thread about it.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10794&p=416005&hilit=unofficial+nickname#p416005

So far Panther (used at USAF fighter weapons school IIRC), Bolt (not used by pilots), and Raven (Used by the Navy during a testing cruise IIRC) have been used but nothing is universal yet (ala Viper)
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Unread post05 Jun 2019, 22:47

[quote]What do F-35 pilots call the F-35?/quote] : 'AWESOME!!' :D
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Unread post06 Jun 2019, 00:24

If it had to be a name that was a bigger bird than eagle, then I'd be all for 'Roc'. But because it's so electronics dependent 'i-roc' would be a nice nickname.

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