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Topic: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: YVRLTN
Posted 2009-05-31 20:16:23 and read 10061 times.

So I was stuck in traffic behind a Dodge Caravan and next to a Ford Aerostar and realized there are lots of cars that share names with aircraft - particularly Pipers...

Cessna 208 & 406 Caravan / Dodge Caravan
Piper (Ted Smith) PA60 Aerostar / Ford Aerostar
Piper PA28 Cruiser / Chrysler PT Cruiser
Piper PA28 Cherokee / Jeep Cherokee
Piper PA22 Colt / Mitsubishi Colt
Sud Caravelle / VW Caravelle
HP Herald / Triumph Herald
HP Victor / Vauxhall Victor
Vickers Vanguard / Vauxhall Vanguard
Dassault Falcon / Ford Falcon
Beagle Terrier / Leyland Terrier
Sikorsky S76 Spirit / Dodge Spirit
Vought Cutlass / Oldsmobile Cutlass
Supermarine Spitfire / Triumph Spitfire
Atlas Impala / Chevrolet Impala
Vought & Cessna 425 Corsair / Ford Corsair
Beech Sierra / GMC & Ford Sierra
Beech Baron / Chrysler Le Baron
Cessna 404 Titan / Leyland Titan
Airspeed Ambassador / Austin Ambassador
Piper PA23 Aztec / Pontiac Aztec
Piper PA28 & Bombardier Challenger / Dodge Challenger
Piper PA46 Malibu / Chevrolet Malibu
Northrop Talon / Eagle Talon
IAI Astra / Vauxhall (Opel/Saturn) Astra
Fairchild Metro / Austin (Rover) & GEO Metro
IAI Galaxy / Ford Galaxy

Any more???

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: YOWza
Posted 2009-05-31 20:21:45 and read 10059 times.

There was a Saab fighter and a car both named the Viggen.

YOWza

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Bohica
Posted 2009-05-31 20:26:50 and read 10047 times.

Cessna Citation and Chevrolet Citation.
North American P-51 Mustang and Ford Mustang.
Aerospatiale Corvette and Chevrolet Corvette.
BAe/Sud Concorde and Chrysler Concorde.

[Edited 2009-05-31 20:37:04]

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: N328KF
Posted 2009-05-31 20:34:55 and read 10037 times.

These relationships are more than just coincidences:

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Supermarine Spitfire / Triumph Spitfire



Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
There was a Saab fighter and a car both named the Viggen.

Also, the Ford Mustang was named after the P-51, even though the automobile used a horse as its logo.

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Cessna 404 Titan / Leyland Titan

There is also a Nissan Titan pickup truck.

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Piper PA23 Aztec / Pontiac Aztec

The latter travesty is spelled "Aztek" (though many prefer "Asstek.")

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Phoenix9
Posted 2009-05-31 20:42:14 and read 10026 times.



Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Any more???

Dude! You have wayyyyy too much time on your hands Big grin

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: 2707200X
Posted 2009-05-31 21:32:17 and read 9991 times.

How about Vickers Valiant / Chrysler Valiant, Plymouth Valiant

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Don81603
Posted 2009-05-31 21:39:41 and read 9981 times.



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 4):
Dude! You have wayyyyy too much time on your hands

I was thinking the same thing. Then again, what does it say about those of us who are reading this thread?

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Phoenix9
Posted 2009-05-31 21:49:14 and read 9976 times.



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 6):
what does it say about those of us who are reading this thread?

Ummmm.....that we have wayyyyy to much time on our hands??  Big grin

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Offloaded
Posted 2009-06-01 04:18:31 and read 9894 times.

Mercury Comet. DeHavilland Comet.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: 747438
Posted 2009-06-01 08:05:54 and read 9867 times.



Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Any more???

Jaguar

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2009-06-01 08:16:09 and read 9863 times.

Quoting Bohica (Reply 2):
Cessna Citation and Chevrolet Citation.

One could include the Edsel Citation as well for the above.

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Airspeed Ambassador / Austin Ambassador

Let's not forget the AMC Ambassador as well.

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Sud Caravelle / VW Caravelle

Also the Plymouth Caravelle

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Piper PA28 Cruiser / Chrysler PT Cruiser

Let's not forget the Oldsmobile Custom, Vista, and Cutlass Cruisers.

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Vought & Cessna 425 Corsair / Ford Corsair

Also the Edsel Corsair.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 3):
Also, the Ford Mustang was named after the P-51, even though the automobile used a horse as its logo.

This was mentioned in the movie Paul Blart, Mall Cop as well.

Wasn't there a plane called the Thunderbird as well?

[Edited 2009-06-01 08:21:57]

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: TylerDurden
Posted 2009-06-01 08:24:48 and read 9851 times.

Well, BMW makes a 328....so did Fairchild/Dornier.
I imagine there are a few iterations of those kind of names out there....although I'm pretty sure that's not what you're looking for...
 Smile

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: FLY2HMO
Posted 2009-06-01 10:51:44 and read 9819 times.



Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 11):
Well, BMW makes a 328....so did Fairchild/Dornier.

They also have made a 318,320 and 330 Big grin

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: TylerDurden
Posted 2009-06-01 11:06:12 and read 9809 times.

There's also the Chrylser 300C (Ghetto Cruiser) and Airbus A300.
Both made from old German parts (although they were at least new when Airbus made them).
 Smile

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Corocks
Posted 2009-06-01 15:42:10 and read 9758 times.

How about a plane engine? P&W Wasp and the Hudson Wasp.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MD11junkie
Posted 2009-06-01 15:47:29 and read 9754 times.



Quoting Corocks (Reply 14):
How about a plane engine?

Rolls Royce.... erhm... I guess that's it! Big grin

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: GuitrThree
Posted 2009-06-01 15:58:41 and read 9746 times.

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 15):
Rolls Royce.... erhm... I guess that's it!

Are we forgetting the Ford Trimotor??? I know it isn't exactly just the same name as a car.. but back then there really weren't any names much past the Model T...

[Edited 2009-06-01 16:00:03]

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Jetstar
Posted 2009-06-01 16:44:35 and read 9725 times.

In the 1970’s Oldsmobile had a smaller car called the JetStar, I believe it was a Cutlass based model, they even had a promo picture with the Olds JetStar next to the Lockheed JetStar.

JetStar

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2009-06-01 18:31:39 and read 9710 times.

C-5 Galaxy / Ford Galaxy

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Dtw9
Posted 2009-06-01 18:50:02 and read 9700 times.



Quoting Jetstar (Reply 17):
In the 1970’s Oldsmobile had a smaller car called the JetStar, I believe it was a Cutlass based model

1964 was the year Olds had the Jetstar 88 and Jetstar 1. It was based on the Delta 88. Now lets not forget the Olds Starfire/Lockheed Starfire

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Superfly
Posted 2009-06-01 18:55:30 and read 9698 times.



Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 19):
It was based on the Delta 88

Delta
Though not an airplane but an airline.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Dtw9
Posted 2009-06-01 18:58:54 and read 9695 times.

Olds also had the F-85/ F-85 Goblin
Pontiac Catalina/ Catalina flying boat
Pontiac Tempest/Hawker Tempest
Buick had the Wildcat
Chevy had the Vega. So did Lockheed
Chevy also had the Corvair Corsair
Buick had the Electra
And for good measure we have the F-106 Delta Dart /Olds Delta /Dodge Dart

[Edited 2009-06-01 19:28:20]

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2009-06-01 19:05:53 and read 9691 times.



Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Dassault Falcon / Ford Falcon

F-16 Falcon too.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Superfly
Posted 2009-06-01 19:19:48 and read 9687 times.



Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Cessna 404 Titan / Leyland Titan

Also a Martin 404.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Dtw9
Posted 2009-06-01 19:23:21 and read 9684 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
Delta
Though not an airplane but an airline.

But it is the name of a rocket

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: ShyFlyer
Posted 2009-06-01 19:59:25 and read 9666 times.



Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 24):


Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
Delta
Though not an airplane but an airline.

But it is the name of a rocket

And also the F-106 Delta Dart.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MD11junkie
Posted 2009-06-01 22:09:55 and read 9681 times.



Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 16):
Are we forgetting the Ford Trimotor??? I know it isn't exactly just the same name as a car.. but back then there really weren't any names much past the Model T...

Of course not, I was just referring to the whole "Rolls Royce" car branding and by "that's it", I was implying "insert your favorite RR car model"  Smile

Saludos,

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MasseyBrown
Posted 2009-06-01 22:34:47 and read 9671 times.

Aero Commander/Studebaker Commander

Canadair F-86 Golden Hawk/Studebaker Golder Hawk

Bellanca Champion/Studebaker Champion

Several aircraft named Lark/Studebaker Lark

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: ImperialEagle
Posted 2009-06-02 07:10:02 and read 9627 times.

The Buick television ads in 1959 were pretty kool with a Lockheed (L188) Electra shown taking off over the top of one of the (then) new Buick Electra models.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2009-06-02 07:43:32 and read 9622 times.



Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 21):
Chevy also had the Corvair Corsair

IIRC, the Corvair model you're referring to is actually called the Corvair Corsa not Corsair; which was used on both a Ford and an Edsel (see earlier posts).

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 17):
In the 1970’s Oldsmobile had a smaller car called the JetStar, I believe it was a Cutlass based model, they even had a promo picture with the Olds JetStar next to the Lockheed JetStar.

Apparently, you were off on both the era and platform; note: Dtw9's post below. You must've been thinking about the Olds Starfire which was their first subcompact that rolled out in 1975. It shared the same platform as the Chevy Vega/Monza, Pontiac Astre/Sunbird and Buick Skyhawk.

Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 19):
1964 was the year Olds had the Jetstar 88 and Jetstar 1. It was based on the Delta 88. Now lets not forget the Olds Starfire/Lockheed Starfire

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: JJJ
Posted 2009-06-02 08:13:08 and read 9617 times.

Bristol Blenheim erm.... Bristol Blenheim Big grin

Also the Britannia, Beaufighter, Beaufort and Brigand.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Dtw9
Posted 2009-06-02 11:51:00 and read 9586 times.



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 29):
You must've been thinking about the Olds Starfire which was their first subcompact that rolled out in 1975.

Nope I was thinking of the first Olds Starfire, from the 50's

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 29):
IIRC, the Corvair model you're referring to is actually called the Corvair Corsa

Your right

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Mortyman
Posted 2009-06-02 13:45:26 and read 9566 times.

Saab

( Car, fighter, civil airliner )

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: LH526
Posted 2009-06-02 15:37:00 and read 9553 times.

340 .... BMW oldtimer, Saab, Airbus and Convair

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-06-02 15:53:03 and read 9554 times.

Semi trucks:

Convair 340/ Airbus A340/ Peterbilt 340
Airbus A388/ Peterbilt 388



Airbus A320/ Peterbilt 320



Convair 600/ Kenworth T600



Airbus A300/ Kenworth T300



Airbus A330/ Peterbilt 330



Cessna 500/ Kenworth C500

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x130/peaktrust/100_3037.jpg

Saab 2000/ Kenworth T2000



KH

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-06-02 16:01:22 and read 9554 times.

Dassult Falcon 900/ Kenworth W900



KH

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: ImperialEagle
Posted 2009-06-02 16:11:08 and read 9546 times.



Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 31):
I was thinking of the first Olds Starfire, from the 50's

I don't recall the Starfire as far back as the '50's but I sure do remember the ones from the early '60's and they were 'sssssssmokin HOT!

Back in the day, in the ATL terminal, there was a rotating platform local Oldsmobile dealer Mitchell Motors installed that almost always had the hottest new Starfire displayed on it------that is------- until the Toronado debuted in 1966.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-06-03 08:06:38 and read 9485 times.

Bell 430/ Volvo VN64T/42T 430

KH

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: DucatiRacer
Posted 2009-06-03 08:50:33 and read 9475 times.

Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette / Chevy Corvette

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-06-04 18:20:44 and read 9411 times.

Convair 880/ volvo VT880

KH

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2009-06-05 05:58:24 and read 9370 times.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 39):
Convair 880/ volvo VT880

Let's not forget the Dodge 880 from the early-60s, which was actually around during the Convair 880 era.
One in full CHP livery.


[Edited 2009-06-05 06:02:56]

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-06-05 08:38:31 and read 9337 times.



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 40):

Agreed.

Ford Explorer/ Boeing MD Explorer
McDonald Douglas MD 500/ Kenworth C500
Let L-610/ Volvo VNL610
Let L-420/ Volvo VNL420
Extra 300/ Volvo VNL300

KH

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Don81603
Posted 2009-06-05 17:33:53 and read 9303 times.



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
Ford Galaxy

Isn't that where Lone Star (Spaceballs) was originally from?

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Dw747400
Posted 2009-06-05 18:16:56 and read 9295 times.



Quoting Bohica (Reply 2):
North American P-51 Mustang and Ford Mustang
.

Not to mention the Cessna Citation Mustang.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2009-06-05 18:37:16 and read 9289 times.



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 42):

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
Ford Galaxy

Isn't that where Lone Star (Spaceballs) was originally from?

 rotfl  Indeed it is.  bigthumbsup 

I thought about that as I wrote that post too. I'm glad I'm not the only who references that movie way too often.


Also:
Ford F350 Truck & Airbus A350 (once it comes out)
Mitsubishi Lancer & the B-1 Lancer


And if we're including helicopters:
Ford Corba Mustang / Bell AH-1 Cobra

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Prebennorholm
Posted 2009-06-06 19:16:55 and read 9219 times.

Ford Consul / Airspeed Consul (both British, both of same era roughly 60 years ago)

Ford F-100 (pickup truck) / North American F-100 (Super Sabre) (also same era 55 years ago, both US)

Audi A4 / Douglas A-4 (Skyhawk)

Austin Seven / DC-7

Saab 105 / Skoda 105

BAe-146 / Alfa Romeo 147 (isn't that close enough?)  Smile

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: YVRLTN
Posted 2009-06-06 19:40:29 and read 9216 times.



Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 45):
BAe-146 / Alfa Romeo 147 (isn't that close enough?

Doesnt need to be - theres an Alfa 146, the saloon version of the 145, which the 147 replaced (and I owned one of those BTW...  Wink)

Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 4):
You have wayyyyy too much time on your hands



Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
So I was stuck in traffic

Hey, I have an excuse.... Big grin

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Prebennorholm
Posted 2009-06-07 17:38:18 and read 9169 times.



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 46):
Doesnt need to be - theres an Alfa 146, the saloon version of the 145, which the 147 replaced (and I owned one of those BTW... )

That's also what I thought. But then I googled - too hastily - and found only the Alfa 147.

Unlike a few friends I was never an Alfa fan. In fact they are rather few here in Scandinavia where we have seven month of winter and a million tons of salt spread on the roads. I think it's different today, but in the 70'es and 80'es Alfa fans seemed to change car more frequently than they changed shirt. They turned into dust at record speed - the cars, not the shirts.

Topic: RE: Planes With The Same Name As Cars
Username: Diamond
Posted 2009-06-07 18:09:22 and read 9163 times.

Dassault Mercure / Mercury Merkur

(same word different languages)


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