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Originally posted by Harlequin
you have a singular wit then.
Originally posted by st3ve_o
well they say the f-22 (raptor) is the f-35's 'cousin'.
so i would think there is a good chance the jsf could be called something along the dinosaur lines too:-
'f-35 tyrannosaurus rex' doesn't sound all that good
personally, id just stick with 'joint strike fighter' though.
[edit on 22-5-2006 by st3ve_o]
Originally posted by waynos
you do know that a Phoenix is usually engulfed in flames don't you?
A fighter should have a short snappy name, I still think 'Venom' is best but I also like the suggestion 'Fury', especially as it has a good heritage in both US and British fighter aircraft.
I also think 'Spectre' would be good as an allusion to its stealthiness, as would Phantom III, but I don't think so on that last one
It not that expenisve of an aircraft and much more surviveable. Do you really wanna get shot down by an S400. Didn't think so. F35 Velociraptor. It's the Raptor cousin so............
Originally posted by MadGreebo
It's gonna be called...............
A Damn great Wild useless turkey....... or maybe...........
Get rid of this piece of c### and get a whole fleet of Gripens and typhoons. Sod the US and its games over what can and cannot be done or used with / around the f-35, and have three times as many aircraft for the same money.
Originally posted by waynos
Do you mean fictional planes? I was thinking along different lines in that there is only one previous fighter with that name that reached service as far as I can recall, the DH Venom.
Demon is anothe name I like, used in the US in the 1950's and the UK in the 1930's it might fit.
When you say the name must symbolise freedom, is that the official line or your own thoughts?
In my personal opinion whenever I see the word 'freedom' now it reminds me of Bush/Blair pro war brainwashing. I know it shouldn't and now I hate them for putting that association in my mind. It gives me the same awful feeling as that 'war on terror' nonsense. Some of us have been fighting terrorism for decades but when it affects the USA its suddenly a war and they are telling everyone else what to do, AND attacking the wrong targets. grrrrr. But I digress.
I'd just like a name that symbolises something fearsome and proficient in combat, however far from the truth it may be in reality
The best of both worlds would be if the DoD saw the good sense of calling it Tempest
[edit on 3-6-2006 by waynos]
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I would suggest it be called the Shadow then
Sky Shadow for the AF
Sea Shadow for the Navy
Storm Shadow for the Marines
better luck next time Army