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Airborne Aereola

2008-06-16T22:08:00.000-04:00

Airborne Aereola



Aunt Betty's Unfortunate Ax Accident

2008-05-22T14:31:00.000-04:00

Aunt Betty's Unfortunate Ax Accident



Hell, it's the "Bone" even to us Army pukes..

2008-05-21T19:18:00.000-04:00

Hell, it's the "Bone" even to us Army pukes..



Le Petain Pump

2008-05-21T12:00:00.000-04:00

Le Petain Pump



I'm afraid when the first crew chief hears the nam...

2008-05-21T08:22:00.000-04:00

I'm afraid when the first crew chief hears the name "Porkmaster" the name will stick. It sounds good, is reflective of it's mission and easy to say. We went years with our commanders and crew members telling us maintainers we "had" to call the B-1B the "Lancer". Some were even in trouble for calling it the "Bone" but Bone it is, to anyone who works or flies them today.



Paint it green and call it The Frog.The Surrender ...

2008-05-20T19:31:00.000-04:00

Paint it green and call it The Frog.

The Surrender Monkey?



Verspaciennes.http://theworldisyoururinal.blogspot...

2008-05-20T19:07:00.000-04:00

Verspaciennes.

http://theworldisyoururinal.blogspot.com/2007/07/this-picture-shows-last-surviving.html



Actually the F-35 Raptor was in a un-official nami...

2008-05-20T17:00:00.000-04:00

Actually the F-35 Raptor was in a un-official naming contest a few years ago by the Chief of Staff.. But aparrently a inner decision was made later on in the process.

I have no name for the KC-45.. to me its a Tanker.. plain and simple



The KC-45 Porkmaster.

2008-05-20T14:51:00.000-04:00

The KC-45 Porkmaster.



To extend what Ran said, I think the first "Strato...

2008-05-20T14:24:00.000-04:00

To extend what Ran said, I think the first "Strato" was the Boeing 307 Stratoliner (late 30's) and I believe the prefix is short for "Stratosphere" since the 207 was the first presurized transport capable of flying above the troposhere.



Also consider:"Le Tanker""De Soleil" literally "Of...

2008-05-20T14:11:00.000-04:00

Also consider:
"Le Tanker"

"De Soleil" literally "Of the Sun" but with a wicked homophone



How about:"The French Filler""Collaborator"

2008-05-20T14:04:00.000-04:00

How about:
"The French Filler"
"Collaborator"



Strato was a prefix associated with Boeing product...

2008-05-20T12:39:00.000-04:00

Strato was a prefix associated with Boeing products alone. The Statocruiser is another one, for example.

In days gone by, specific manufacturers had themes to their names - McDonnell was supernatural - Phantom, Goblin, Demon, Banshee, etc.; Douglas used the Sky prefix as in Skyhawk, Skylancer, Skyraider, etc.; Grumman was cats as in Bearcat, Tomcat, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tiger, Jaguar, etc., Republic has Thunderjets, Thunderchiefs, Thunderbolts, etc.; and so on.

I hope that the USAF turns to Northrop's heritage when it thinks about names for the KC-45, although I also think the Frog is a great name.



GasBus

2008-05-20T12:21:00.000-04:00

GasBus