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originally posted by FredT
A bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars.
Fagot does mean a bundle (of sticks or iron) and is NOT pronounced with a silent 't'. If you are looking for a MiG that is pronounced 'fah-go'
...To rectify the situation, the Air Standards Coordinating Committee (ASCC) composed of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand adopted a system similar to that used during World War II to identify Japanese aircraft. This new system, devised in 1954, assigned each Soviet vehicle a name according to its primary mission:...
....in wretched weather, he had to wring out what he called a “flying booby trap”–an unforgiving craft, susceptible to unexpected pitch-ups, fatal spins, and a host of other problems.