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BoneRattler
06-24-2004, 03:38 AM
I have recently picked up IL2 Sturmovik, and I noticed that the German pilots very often say "Vitamine" - which should mean "Roger" when looking at the subtitles. Did Luftwaffe pilots really say that? It seems kind of funny, saying "vitamins" when you agree with something...

BoneRattler
06-24-2004, 03:38 AM
I have recently picked up IL2 Sturmovik, and I noticed that the German pilots very often say "Vitamine" - which should mean "Roger" when looking at the subtitles. Did Luftwaffe pilots really say that? It seems kind of funny, saying "vitamins" when you agree with something...

269GA-Maxmars
06-24-2004, 03:47 AM
Why, does calling a person whose name is "Roger" make more sense to you when you agree on something?

BoneRattler
06-24-2004, 04:18 AM
Hm, good point. But anyway, did or did they not say "vitamine" in ww2? All I needed to know really http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

SUPERAEREO
06-24-2004, 04:22 AM
This link may help (Schlacht-related):

http://members.aol.com/dheitm8612/attack.htm

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F19_Ob
06-24-2004, 05:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by maxmars:
Why, does calling a person whose name is "Roger" make more sense to you when you agree on something?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Hmmm As a sweede I wonder about most things, aswell as the "Roger" thing. I guess then that "Jolly Roger" means that U agree to something happily http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

bazzaah2
06-24-2004, 05:07 AM
They say something that sounds a lot like Trevor as well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Hrannar
06-24-2004, 05:15 AM
According to Heinz Knoke's book (I flew for the Fuhrer), they used the word 'Victor'.

http://www.simnet.is/neindecker/misc/tonyjonsson.jpg

Capt.LoneRanger
06-24-2004, 05:16 AM
Trevor?

You mean treffer = hit ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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bazzaah2
06-24-2004, 05:21 AM
yep http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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The_Ant
06-24-2004, 05:24 AM
quote: f19_ob
Hmmm As a sweede I wonder about most things, aswell as the "Roger" thing. I guess then that "Jolly Roger" means that U agree to something happily


Since im a swede too i can just follow in with stupid International Phrases, MAYDAY. whats the meaning a DAY in MAY or ?
Why not APRILDAY, MARCHDAY....

Bill_Door
06-24-2004, 05:36 AM
It is derived from the spelling alphabet.
Like today, you use the nato alphabet
exp.
A=alpha
B=bravo
...
v=victor
So there is a german spelling alphabet to
exp.
A=anton
B=berta
...
V=vitamine.

So what they really said was "V" which stands for
"Verstanden" which means "understood"
Greetings

SUPERAEREO
06-24-2004, 06:25 AM
Here is another link:

http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Alley/5443/fcrt.htm

In the Luftwaffe phonetic alphabet the letter V was Viktor, AFAIK.

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"Ja, Hunde, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" - Friedrich der Große

"Timeo Danaos, et dona ferentes" - *neid

MajorBloodnok
06-24-2004, 06:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bazzaah2:
yep http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.endlager.net/fis/pix/banners/fis_banner_05.gif

Crashing online as :FI:SpinyNorman<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Good grief, I know this one.

Mayday is from the french for 'Help me' i.e. "M'aider" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Johan217
06-24-2004, 06:36 AM
Some terms were different depending on the theatre IIRC. "Vitamine" was used on the Eastern Front, "Viktor" in the West. I don't know if there were other differences.

Undercarriage lever a bit sticky was it, Sir?
www.europeanaf.org (http://www.europeanaf.org)

ELEM
06-24-2004, 06:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_Ant:

Since im a swede too i can just follow in with stupid International Phrases, MAYDAY. whats the meaning a DAY in MAY or ?
Why not APRILDAY, MARCHDAY....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Mayday" is the internationally recognized voice radio signal for ships, people and aircraft in serious trouble, at sea or in the air. Made official in 1948, it is an anglicizing of the French m'aidez, "help me".

The call sign for a difficult situation that is not yet an emergency is "Pan Pan Pan", but don't ask why!


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Johan217
06-24-2004, 07:01 AM
Actually it is "Pan pan" and it needs to be repeated 3 times http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I don't think it is a military brevity code though.

Undercarriage lever a bit sticky was it, Sir?
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BoneRattler
06-24-2004, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the answers and the interesting links http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Extreme_One
06-24-2004, 07:34 AM
m'aidé (mayday) - short for "Aidé Moi" = French.

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