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Unread post19 Jan 2013, 01:22

The "Hobbit"?
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Unread post19 Jan 2013, 18:16

"Canard Killer" :lol:
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Unread post19 Jan 2013, 20:59

popcorn wrote:The Hobbit?


Only for the Kiwi ones... 8)
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Unread post19 Jan 2013, 21:19

'gtx' said: "Only for the Kiwi ones" Yep for the 'FantasyIsland' Lightning IIs. Will be a great upgrade for their present AirForce.
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Unread post20 Jan 2013, 02:50

"Cosmo"?

Derived from Gum's "cosmic" ...
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Unread post20 Jan 2013, 05:45

spazsinbad wrote:'gtx' said: "Only for the Kiwi ones" Yep for the 'FantasyIsland' Lightning IIs. Will be a great upgrade for their present AirForce.

I thought those RNZAF F-16s became part of the (US) Naval Air Force :D

Last time I checked, they didn't have a combat air force (Post A-4K decommissioning), and those F-16s were actually pretty cheap for their intended role, and their virtually as-new condition.
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Unread post20 Jan 2013, 06:00

I saw this "Shocker" patch on FC.

Shocker as in Lightning? Electric Shock? or Shocker...as in...well...the hand gesture? :oops:

http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/index. ... #msg305265
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Unread post20 Jan 2013, 07:33

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Unread post20 Jan 2013, 16:08

"Shocker" seems appropriate.
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Unread post22 Mar 2013, 16:13

Shocker might be a better name than Viper. Seriously, it's awesome... :shock:
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Unread post22 Mar 2013, 16:33

Following the BUFF and the SLUF, why not FLUF? The first F could be Fantastic or Fat, depending on your viewpoint.
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Unread post22 Mar 2013, 16:48

I've heard a few USMC pilots here at Eglin call the B model the "Wizzo Shredder".
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Unread post22 Mar 2013, 17:01

johnwill wrote:Following the BUFF and the SLUF, why not FLUF? The first F could be Fantastic or Fat, depending on your viewpoint.


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Unread post22 Mar 2013, 17:08

popcorn wrote:Cosmo?
Derived from Gum's "cosmic" ..

In respect to the tech, how about "Gizmo"
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Unread post23 Mar 2013, 09:15

neurotech wrote:
spazsinbad wrote:'gtx' said: "Only for the Kiwi ones" Yep for the 'FantasyIsland' Lightning IIs. Will be a great upgrade for their present AirForce.

I thought those RNZAF F-16s became part of the (US) Naval Air Force :D

Last time I checked, they didn't have a combat air force (Post A-4K decommissioning), and those F-16s were actually pretty cheap for their intended role, and their virtually as-new condition.


It was about 1998 and the A4s were to be replaced with F16s. At the same time an embargo was put on exports to Pakistan so we were offerred 20 F16s "at cost". Unfortunately there was then a change in government and the deal was cancelled. We still have an airforce, just no fighters.

As for the F35s nickname I suggest the most ferocious of all animals, the Honey Badger.

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