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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbs View Post
    Some more:

    A3D Skywarrior - "All Three Dead"
    "WHALE"!!

    The all three dead refers to the A3s not having ejection seats and the comment is not liked by their crew. The A3s have an Egress system through the lower escape chute door that you had to fire open after you decompressed the cabin. Very dangerous operation even in best of conditions with balls of steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonov View Post
    In Farsi? how can they call it Flying Coffin?
    well in Farsi that would be تابوت پرنده. )Taboote Parande

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divinity View Post
    well in Farsi that would be تابوت پرنده. )Taboote Parande
    how about Tomcat, Tiger, fulcrum and Fencer? thx

    Dutch RNLAF/KLU

    F-86K Sabre = Kaasjager (Cheesefighter).
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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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