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What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:05 pm

The F-14s are tomcats, f18s hornet and super hornet, C-17 Globemaster.
What do YOU think the F-35 will be called. (And no, it wont be the JSF)
Try 'one-worders'

I'd say F-35 Bulldog
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:58 pm

Since there's a lot of speculation that the F-35 is going to be the last manned fighter aircraft, I'd give it a classic name that reaches back to aviation history. Since it's going to be used by the RAF and the US military I'd choose an aircraft that had a history in both services and thus choose "Mustang" as its nickname.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:34 am

There will only be ONE 'Mustang'....the P-51. The JSF should have a new name, if possible....perhaps the F-35 'Thunderstrike', for instance. Of course, that is IF the F-35 program doesn't get the 'axe'.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:35 am

Naw....Mustang is too used. How about Camaro?  Big thumbs up

Seriously, I think one of the best names in the Navy inventory is the Corsair and Corsair II.....Corsair III would be nice, although the last A-7E Corsair II's flew back in 1991- I think that's enough spacing. I know if they had chosen the Boeing JSF design, it would be only appropriate to call it a Corsair!  Big grin

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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:10 am

Well gee, NightHawk, some could argue "there can only be ONE Corsair, ONE Typhoon, ONE Lightning, ONE Thunderbolt" but all those have had successors with their names.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:46 am

Naw....Mustang is too used. How about Camaro?

If we are going to name it after a car..how about a GOOD car?
 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:00 am

Naw....Mustang is too used. How about Camaro?

That WOULD be naming it after a good car...one of the best...at least my (as of this coming Saturday) my new 2002 SS Camaro. Don't bash these airframes, Delta767300ER and I both drive em....some people take it personally  Big grin

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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:52 am

one of the best?

Give me a break..it's a GM.
 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:59 pm

I'd call it the SWAN.....

1. Its can be loose acronym for Swiss Army Knife - a good metaphor for a multirole, multiservice fighter.

2. Swans can fly off of water or land. They are a versatile bunch.

3. They are beautiful - like the clean lines of the F-35.

4. The have a powerful bite, and being hit by a swan wing is like being punched by a fully grown man.

5. They are darn mean birds. The big white ones will walk right up to you, hiss at you, and nip at you if they think you are trespassing their territory (which can be up to 10 acres). "Swan" may sound like a wimpish name but the Swan is actually the boldest of creatures when it comes to protecting what they think is their home turf. This is especially so when they are protecting their eggs or youngsters.

6. They don't make a lot of noise - this is a good metaphor for the F-35's stealth characteristics.

If ya want to make it more macho sounding - perhaps "demon swan" or something like it would work, or "swanzilla"  Smile. It won't happen, of course, but it is a cute idea.

 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:32 pm

Well it ain't a Grumman so you can't name it after a cat.

I have it...


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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:39 pm

Wasn't the F-22 going to be the "Lightning II" before some retards in marketing changed the name to "Raptor"

This just shows they will pass up the good names for the JSF and find something gay.

No offense to the gay members of the forum, they could probably come up with a better name than the DoD will.
 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:00 pm

F-35 Peacekeeper

F-35 Enforcer

F-35 Dominator

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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:44 pm

Not such a fan of N6376's suggestions sorry to say, so let me propose a couple more.

F-35 Lightning II (after all, they passed up on the name once)

F-35 Peregrine (in keeping with the USAF's move as of late to name fighters after birds of prey)

F-35 Hawk II (again, in keeping with the birds of prey naming scheme and maintaining a lineage with early military aviation)
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:53 pm

F-35 Peregrine

Bad idea, we saw how well Falcon went over.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:38 pm

You guys wouldn't believe how important a good name is. What do you think of an a/c that is called "f-XX hummingbird" or "f-XX Sparrow" Exactly! THis is prob. why the USAF uses bird of prey names for some of their a/c. To make it sound aggresive!
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:43 am

Greaser,

Keep in mind, that one of the most widly sold air to air missles in the world was named the Sparrow (AIM-7). It was also devloped into a Land and Naval SAM platform.
 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:16 am

Knowing how the Pentagon always tries to make it PR-friendly, I am afraid they'll call it something stupid like, "The F-35 Ceaseless Vigilant Freedomfighting Valiant Sword."

Don't laugh. It could happen.

Is there an aircraft named the "Raven"? I've always like that name and if you think about it, it's kind of appropriate. Ravens are smart, stealthy and not big huge overbearing predators. They do, however, like to raid sack lunches.  Sad

 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:50 am

I'd like to see it called the F-35 Thunderbird, but unfortunatly there's an obvious conflict with the USAF display team so that probably won't happen.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:05 am

As an ardent 'Babylon 5' fan I could kick myself for not thinking of this to begin with...

F-35 Starfury

Not only does it sound mean, but it fits in well with Lockheed's naming preferences.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:26 am

Exitrow, the EF-111, the ECM version of the F-111 was the Raven
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:33 am

Exitrow, the EF-111, the ECM version of the F-111 was the Raven

Damn.

Ceaseless Vigilant Freedomfighting Valiant Raven then?  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:02 pm

Duly noted, Sinlock. But naming a small missile (compared to an a/c) a sparrow or a small bird is fine. But naming an a/c a sparrow could be a PR disaster unless the a/c is really small.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:28 pm

Well I came up with a better idea then my earlier suggestion.

Lets name it the F-35 Camel Spider.


Just for your info, this is the namesake (Actually two).

http://fuz1on.shackspace.com/SPIDERS.jpg
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:48 pm

God I hated those things. They are very fast also.

How about the F-35 'Shawarma'  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:14 am

Since it will more than likely be the last manned fighter produced on US soil, I think that it should be given a name that is tried and true. Something like the F-35 Cutlass would be nice (considering that the Vought Cutlass was the first carrier-based jet-powered aircraft). If not, then maybe something like the F-35 Crusader, after the venerable Vought F-8. I'd like to see something like the F-35 Intruder II after my very favorite A-6 Intruder, but that probably wont hapen.

"You guys wouldn't believe how important a good name is. What do you think of an a/c that is called "f-XX hummingbird" or "f-XX Sparrow" Exactly"

The world's first fully-operational jet combat fighter, the Me.262, was dubbed the "Swallow". When one thinks of a Swallow, you think of a little insignificant bird. Yet Swallows are highly territorial and very mean little things-just as the 262 was.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:03 am

How about the F-35 kestrel.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:42 am

I doubt the Crusader name would go over well in the current world political climate in regards to US Mideast policy...
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:07 pm

F-35 Buzzard.

Hey, it's the 21st century....maybe?

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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:00 am

Palmetto,
That's why I think that it's so fitting Big grin Just came up with another name: The F-35 Paladin.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:48 pm

Sorry, The Army already uses Paladinfor the M109A6 155mm Self propelled howitzer.


Oddly enough Crusader was the proposed name for the Paladin replacement that was cancelled last year.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:29 am

How about the F-35 Sabercat? I like that one.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:14 am

Again, it isn't a Grumman, therefore it can't be a feline name.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:08 am

To be honest, we're comparing history with modern PR.

In the past, "Thunderchild" was frightening to the enemy event though it was an iron ship with a couple of large cannons mounted on it (plus, it was a fictional ship). However, to those that didn't have the info, even the name was frightening. The Bismark, on the other hand, had an average name but could wallop the daylights out of almost anything better than the Head Boy with a slipper, a hot crumpet and a nasty rash in his nether regions (ask the four survivors from The Hood).

In the modern day, when all info is availbale on the web, a name is no longer a PR excercise, except for the general public. So, my vote is for tradition, with a hint of respect. So, here are a few suggestions:

F-35 Wright

F-35 Richthofen

F-35 Fonck

F-35 Bishop

F-35 Udet

F-35 Collishaw

F-35 Mannock

F-35 Whittle

F-35 Hartmann

F-35 Juutilainen

F-35 Li Kwei-Tan

F-35 Kozhedub

F-35 Nishizawa

F-35 Cantacuzene

F-35 Gugarin

F-35 Aldrin

... The list could continue...

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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:35 am

Again, it isn't a Grumman, therefore it can't be a feline name.

What law mandates that only Grumman products can have feline names?  Nuts
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:01 am

Alright, here's a last suggestion. The F-35 Shrike. Again, it feeds into the USAF's recent bird of prey fixation, it's been a name the USN has utilized before (albeit in the form of an anti-radar missile and the VFA-94 "Mighty Shrikes") and, since the shrike is found in Europe, it would have common meaning to our British cousins.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:21 am

I still think the F-35 "Kestrel" sounds good, and its a cool bird to boot.
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RE: What Will The F-35s Be Called?

Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:17 am

"Kestrel" is allready taken  Big grin


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