classic names for warbirds




 
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Boots
 
November 26th, 2003  
Mark Conley
 
 

Topic: classic names for warbirds


How about those old nicknames for aircraft..you know, those aluminum constructs that go up and hopefully come down in one piece. these are a few of my favorites:

C-5 Galaxy "Fat Albert" "Aluminum Overcast"

C-141 Starlifter 'the T-Tailed Mountain Magnet"

C-124 Globemaster "Old Shakey"

C-47 "Dumbo" "Sky Train" "Spooky (AC-47 gatlin gun equipped variant)"

for more neat names go to the following website

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevo.../nickname.html
November 26th, 2003  
Redleg
 
 
Great link!

Thanks a lot.
January 19th, 2007  
Sevens
 
 
That's pretty cool.
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Boots
January 19th, 2007  
tomtom22
 
 
Good find!
January 19th, 2007  
tomtom22
 
 
Good find!
January 23rd, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
I still love the "Spruce Goose" now that is old school
January 23rd, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
I'll add a few more:

F3F Brewster Buffalo -"Flying Sake Bottle". A name given to it by Japanese Pilots due to its slow speed, sluggishness and highly fragile nature.

F-4U Corsair "The Ensign Eliminator" due to the difficult flying the aircraft and the high number of crashes amongst inexperienced pilots.