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Nato Codenames For New(er) Russian Civil Acft?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2851 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 (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

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


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, 4904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

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

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1957 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2772 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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