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Unread post08 Feb 2014, 23:26

'Gums' likes the 'stubby' - some like the 'Bee' - so why not the STUBBEE - for the F-35B?
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Unread post09 Feb 2014, 01:18

I actually like Tempest for the British ones... following on from Tornado and Typhoon...
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Unread post09 Feb 2014, 03:06

"...Tempest Light Fighter
The final development of the Tempest was designed as an improved lightweight Tempest for use against the light and agile types of Japanese fighters in the Far East. Known initially as the "Tempest Light Fighter" the aircraft was later officially named the "Fury" and "Sea Fury"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Tempest

Following on from the Tempest suggestion we could have: :mrgreen:
A: Fury
B: Bee Fury
C. Sea Fury
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Unread post10 Feb 2014, 22:03

What about SEALs (as in Navy SEALs)

SE-C variant
A-A variant
L-B variant
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Unread post13 Feb 2014, 06:57

How about the "HAMMER". :wink:
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Unread post13 Feb 2014, 07:06

On the recent video the F-35C wants to be called 'The Reaper' (because of 'The Grim Reapers') however it is too early to say with miles to go for a bunch of pilots from all persuasions to start getting a new moniker. Perhaps "Lewinski'? For Monica? :devil: :doh:
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Unread post13 Feb 2014, 10:05

spazsinbad wrote:On the recent video the F-35C wants to be called 'The Reaper' (because of 'The Grim Reapers') however it is too early to say with miles to go for a bunch of pilots from all persuasions to start getting a new moniker. Perhaps "Lewinski'? For Monica? :devil: :doh:


I thought this one covered that nicely: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/G ... ie/00.shtm

The F-32A has a variety of names, ranging from the official "Manta" to the unofficial "Guppy", or "Dub-U" (Double Ugly). One of the more common ones is "Monica", apparently in respect for a character of an old sitcom. Apparently, since whenever a crewmember is asked why "Monica" was chosen, they double over in laughter...
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Unread post14 Feb 2014, 21:26

GTX - that photo is hilarious. The squadron logo on Monicaa is the fighting redcocks!
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Unread post15 Feb 2014, 16:27

The lipstick was a nice touch
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Unread post26 Feb 2014, 09:27

spazsinbad wrote:On the recent video the F-35C wants to be called 'The Reaper' (because of 'The Grim Reapers') however it is too early to say with miles to go for a bunch of pilots from all persuasions to start getting a new moniker. Perhaps "Lewinski'? For Monica? :devil: :doh:



If the shoe fits...... :twisted:
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Unread post27 Feb 2014, 16:46

Nice imagery, real and animated

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Unread post28 Feb 2014, 22:20

How about 'Lead Sled'?
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Unread post28 Feb 2014, 22:45

Sounds like Reaper is gaining traction... Plus, it goes good with Raptor! :wink:
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Unread post01 Mar 2014, 04:24

Corsair1963 wrote:Sounds like Reaper is gaining traction... Plus, it goes good with Raptor! :wink:

Look for reports of "clubbing opponents like baby seals" in exercises to put the nail in that coffin.
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Unread post01 Mar 2014, 09:22

Actually, I rather like the unflattering "stubby" nickname. Eventually, it will serve as a sick-in-the-eye for critics who dubbed it so.
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