classic names for warbirds




 
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classic names for warbirds
 
November 26th, 2003  
Mark Conley
 
 

Topic: classic names for warbirds


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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classic names for warbirds
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.