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    Spain

    Harrier:Matador (Killer)

    Russia
    MiG-21: Letayushii karandash, flying pencil
    any luck from Italy?

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    Germany

    Typhoon: Efchen sounds like Äffchen which means little monkey.
    Tornado : Toni

    Rusia

    Su/7/22: Strizt (Swift)

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    India
    Official:
    Mirage-2000 : Vajra (Lightining)
    MiG-29 : Baaz (Falcon)
    Jaguar: Shamsher (Lionheart)
    MiG-27: Bahadur (Brave or braveheart)

    Unofficial:
    MiG-21: Flying coffin

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    India

    Unofficial:
    MiG-21: Flying coffin
    because always fall?

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    JAS 39 Gripen: Världens dyraste jordfräs (World's most expensive cultivator) because of the highly publicized crashes while in development.

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    SAA/SAAF HS 748 "Budgie" in 60s-80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonov View Post
    Spain

    Harrier:Matador (Killer)
    In fact that was a nickname from the factory, not from Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonov View Post
    Spain

    Mirage III "Plancheta" ("Little Plank" )
    C-101 "Culo-Pollo" (Something like "Big Ass")
    F-18 "Bizcocho" ("Cake" or "Spounge")
    C-101 culopollo is more like chicken ass

    SF-5B are known as bicicletas, bikes

    Mirage F-1 as abuelas grandmothers, after the upgrade, superabuelas super grandmothers

    C-130H as Dumbo

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    Malaysia:Su-30=Cik Su, Uncle Su; MiG-29N= Smokey Bandit

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    India

    Il-76: Gajraj (mean?)
    MiG-25 :Garud (eagle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonov View Post
    thx guys all, any from Greek or Turkey? thx
    Greek HAF:

    Mirage (in general): Frenchie/French girl
    Mirage 2000-5: Dash Five
    F-104: Cigar, flying coffin
    F-4: Ghost (in Greek ghost=phantasma which resembles the English name Phantom)
    F-16: Viper, Hawk (not so sure about the latter); F-16 block 52: Fiftytwoer
    C-130: Heracles (not so original)
    PZL P.24 (I coincidently read about it a couple of months ago): Seagull
    UH-1H: Pig
    AH-64: Apache, Indian, bat (not sure about the latter)

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    thx vartlex but i mean is in greek ....thx btw

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    Czech

    An-12 : Dobytčák, Cattle car
    An-2 : Anča, Anie sometimes used for all Antonovs
    L-29: Delfin
    L-410 : Turbolet

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    MiG-23 and An-72 :Cheburashka ( the popular cartoon character during that time).

    just ask of unofficial nickname of JA-35 and J-37 and French bomber Vatour and fighter Ouragan

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    German :

    Me-109: Messer (somekind like sword?)
    Ju-52: Tante Ju, auntie Ju

    Russia
    IL-2: Letaushii tank (flying tank), Letaushii Pekhotnii (flying infantryman),Ilyusha because hard to shoot down Luftwaffe pilot nicknamed is as "Beton Flugzug" (concentrate aircraft) , German soldier call it as " Schwarz todd (balck death)

    LAGG-3: LAkirovanyii Garantivanyi Grob (Gaurantee lak Coffin)

    Po-2 and An-2: Kukuruznik, corn Chopper

    Pe-2: Pesha, Pawn

    russian nickname Ju-87 as Lapot (farmer wooden shoe)

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