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Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Thu Jan 24, 2002 11:19 am

1) Due to aggravating problems with the F-16's fly-by-wire system causing crashes, what was the aircraft's nickname during testing and evaluation?

Here's a hint:

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2) What does NKAWTG stand for with respect to crews of the KC-10, KC-130, and KC-135?

3) How about NSDQ with respect to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment?

4) Which air force was standing in for the USAF during the movie "Iron Eagle"? What kind of planes were the "Arabs" flying?

5) What is the nickname for F-14s that participate in ground attack missions?

6) What was the McDonnell Douglas slogan that governed the F-15's initial focus on air-to-air combat?

7) What is the official nickname for the F-111?

8) How about the official nickname for the EF-111 electronic warfare aircraft?

9) How about the UNoffical nickname for the EF-111?

10) And now for something completely different. What percentage of the Blue Angels (just the stunt pilots) are Navy?
 
Mr. Squirrel
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Thu Jan 24, 2002 12:39 pm

7) What is the official nickname for the F-111?

Aadvark


10) And now for something completely different. What percentage of the Blue Angels (just the stunt pilots) are Navy?

100%. All U.S. Navy and Marine pilots are Naval Aviators.  Big grin
 
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:46 pm

8) EF111 nickname is 'Raven'
English First, British Second, european Never!
 
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Fri Jan 25, 2002 12:56 am

Without looking at the other replies:

6) What was the McDonnell Douglas slogan that governed the F-15's initial focus on air-to-air combat?

"Not a pound for air-to-ground"

7) What is the official nickname for the F-111?

Aardvark

8) How about the official nickname for the EF-111 electronic warfare aircraft?

Raven


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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Fri Jan 25, 2002 1:44 am

5) Bombcat
6) Not a pound for air to ground.
7) Aardvark
8) Electric fox
9) Sparkvark
 
jwenting
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:26 am

3: Israel. Arab "MiGs" were Mirages or KFirs.
5: Bombcat
6: not a pound for air to ground
7: the F-111 has no official nickname. Unofficial is Aardvark
8: Raven
9: Sparkvark
10: All but one of them is Navy by tradition, the last one being USMC.
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globemaster
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Fri Jan 25, 2002 10:17 pm

1) NKAWTG - Nobody Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas
 
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RE: Military Aviation Terminology Quiz

Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:53 pm

1) LAWN DART  Smile

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