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Unread post16 Feb 2020, 14:26

58th FS F-35A USAF PIlot Gorilla Salute Eglin AFB Florida USofA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPCshQAhL9c

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Unread post23 Mar 2020, 14:07

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).
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post23 Mar 2020, 18:56

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'.
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Unread post02 Apr 2020, 23:18

Thanks for the heads up spaz
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post26 Apr 2020, 06:14

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.
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Unread post04 May 2020, 14:54

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?
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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Unread post05 May 2020, 01:06

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?
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Unread post06 May 2020, 20:51

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.
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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