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Reply #825 on: January 31, 2020, 02:18:02 PM

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Reply #826 on: January 31, 2020, 05:16:18 PM
Well, you won't get me up in one of those things.

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Reply #827 on: January 31, 2020, 06:19:58 PM
I wouldn't want to be the first guy to ride that thing.  :notme:

Even worse to be the last one...

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Reply #828 on: February 01, 2020, 01:18:31 PM

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Reply #830 on: February 05, 2020, 07:25:11 PM

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Reply #831 on: February 06, 2020, 12:24:33 PM
Tinker toy strikes again.

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Reply #832 on: February 06, 2020, 03:15:08 PM

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Reply #833 on: February 14, 2020, 10:18:12 PM
Does anyone know - did the Germans nickname their aircraft - especially bombers - like American and British crews did?



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Reply #834 on: February 14, 2020, 10:25:58 PM
The Bf-109s got nicknames- the D was Dora, the E was Emil, the F was Franz and the G was Gustav. Also, the 262 was the Schwalb, the Ju52 the Tante Ju, the Me410 the Horniss, the Ju87 the Stuka, the Me108 the Taifun, the Fw-190 the Wurger, etc, etc.

also, the Do-17 was the Flying Pencil.
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Reply #835 on: February 14, 2020, 10:56:26 PM
No, sorry, I meant like Memphis Belle, or Lady Luck...that sort of nickname. Not the class name but individual bomber names, named by their crew/pilot.



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Reply #836 on: February 15, 2020, 06:13:41 AM
Interesting question. I have never noticed such, but I'll have a look through some of my books.

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Reply #837 on: February 15, 2020, 07:02:26 AM
I just had me a quick google and Erich Hartmann's 109G was nicknamed 'Lumpi' but I didn't run across any bomber nicknames. It could be that they just didn't paint the name on the plane in an easy-to-see area. I'd be surprised if it didn't happen at all though.

If you're looking to add a little flavor to an AAR of Amerika Bomber I'd say go ahead and name the plane anyway.



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Reply #838 on: February 15, 2020, 07:26:46 AM
Nope, I've not found anything, although I have seen pictures of German tanks thus named.

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Reply #839 on: February 15, 2020, 08:52:19 AM
The only bomber with a nickname that comes to mind was a Gotta bomber in WWI.
During the bombing of London, one of the Gothas had long snakes painted on the fusillage.  It was called The Serpent Machine. 
Think in German this has a certain rhyme.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.