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  • #16
    Originally posted by Zaphael
    The A-4 was also known as the "scooter."
    AKA Heinemann's Hotrod. :)
    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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    • #17
      Some nicknames used in Germany:

      F-4..............'Ílofen'..................what means oil oven
      Tornado........'Klappdrachen'.........what means collapsable kite
      >Facit Omnia Voluntas<

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Bluesman
        Yes, and one look at that pair of massive intakes, low-slung and placed well in front of the leading edge will tell you why. It just looks threatening, if you think of it like a deck monkey.
        The Corsair II had a bad reputation for eating careless deckhands too, IIRC.
        I enjoy being wrong too much to change my mind.

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        • #19
          Here's a classic: UH-1 "Huey." Came from the original designation of HU-1.
          I enjoy being wrong too much to change my mind.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JG73
            Some nicknames used in Germany:

            F-4..............'Ílofen'..................what means oil oven
            Tornado........'Klappdrachen'.........what means collapsable kite
            Hmm...

            Some very creative nicknames. ;)

            The Tornado is a collapsable kite? It makes no sense.

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            • #21
              cos its a variable geometry wing fighter.

              aka swing wing.

              thus, collapsable kite.

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              • #22
                With its ridiculously small thrust-weight ratio and high wing-loading... it performs like a kite too.
                HD Ready?

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                • #23
                  F-15E - "Beagle"
                  Tornado - variants on "mighty fin" or "fin"
                  Rule 1: Never trust a Frenchman
                  Rule 2: Treat all members of the press as French

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