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Nato Codenames For New(er) Russian Civil Acft?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12598 posts, RR: 34
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

As you know, NATO used to assign codenames for various aircraft types - beginning with H for helicopters (Hip, Hind etc), F for fighters (Fulcrum, Flanker, Flogger) and C (Careless, Crusty etc.) for civil types.

Fighter acft are still regularly referred to by their codenames, but have recent civil types been given codenames? I can't remember names being assigned to the Tu-204/214, IL96, IL114, An-124/225 or An-124.

I'm guessing the end of the cold war probably put an end to this practice, but is it the case that it is still being done, but not publicised?

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

The NATO codename for the AN-225 is Cossack and the AN-124 is the Condor.

http://www.designation-systems.net/non-us/soviet.html#_Listings_Cargo

These two a/c were most likely the last civil/transport a/c of the USSR to receive codenames.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

What's the whole point of these codenames? Did they give codenames to any western aircraft?


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User currently offlineLarshjort From Niue, joined Dec 2007, 1527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2258 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
What's the whole point of these codenames?

It's much quicker to say Bison than Myasishchev M-4, and alot easier to spell Big grin



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