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LEXX_Luthor
02-10-2004, 02:35 PM
Aircraft Designation systems of WW2 nations. Found by 123_GWood_JG123 @ simhq

http://www.historic-battles.com/Articles/Aircraft_Designations_WW2.htm



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> A successful aircraft often got the designer out of jail, as was the case with Vladimir Petlyakov and the Pe-2. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Put a designer in prison, and releace him if he makes a Pe~2. hhmmm http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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LEXX_Luthor
02-10-2004, 02:35 PM
Aircraft Designation systems of WW2 nations. Found by 123_GWood_JG123 @ simhq

http://www.historic-battles.com/Articles/Aircraft_Designations_WW2.htm



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> A successful aircraft often got the designer out of jail, as was the case with Vladimir Petlyakov and the Pe-2. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Put a designer in prison, and releace him if he makes a Pe~2. hhmmm http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait... ~Bearcat99
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robban75
02-10-2004, 02:41 PM
Great info there LEXX! Thanks for posting! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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TheGozr
02-10-2004, 02:50 PM
Cool to know

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LEXX_Luthor
02-10-2004, 03:00 PM
Interesting... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The Pe-2 was known as the Pawn, because their crews felt that they were being used as pawns in a giant chess match...that they were expendable.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>In a clever play on the designation, the all-wood LaGG-3 was known unofficially as "Lakirovanny Garantirovanny Grob," or "Varnished Guaranteed Coffin," because of its high accident rate.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Excellent. On the Noob flight sim webboards, this name is claimed to be from air combat. It was not.


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I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait... ~Bearcat99
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tenmmike
02-10-2004, 03:06 PM
here ya go for american aircraft http://www.driko.org/usdes.html

http://images.ar15.com/forums/smiles/anim_50cal.gif U.S INFANTRY 1984-1991

F19_Olli72
02-10-2004, 05:57 PM
Spitfire:

"The name was proposed by the chairman of Vickers, Sir Robert McLean, whose company had taken over Supermarine. R. G. Mitchell, whose designs carried over the machine through its various evolutions to become the most beautiful and efficient fighter of its era, was not impressed. 'Just the sort of bloody silly name they would choose', he is reported to having said on hearing the decision. Butin the propaganda film of his life 'The first of the few', wich appeared 1942, he is portrayed as devising the name himself: 'A curious sort of bird...a bird that spits out death and destruction...a Spitfire bird'."

From; Fighter Boys by Patrick Bishop

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