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F-29A "????????"  

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  1. 1. What do you want the name of the F-29A to be?

    • Razor
      45
    • Lynx
      19
    • Panther II
      8
    • Puma
      12
    • Cobra II
      6
    • Warhawk II
      27
    • Kittyhawk II
      5
    • Raven II
      13


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It's decision time. You can vote for more than one name. Name with the most votes wins.

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I'm definitely voting for Lynx, since it's what I'm using for my own F-29 project. After all, Tiger is a helicopter too. :biggrin:

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The only aircraft that had II at the end that was worth a damn was the Phantom.

 

I guess the A-10 Thunderbolt II wasn't worth a damn? :biggrin:

 

Ya done stepped in it now...

 

FastCargo

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Gosh, I was kinda holding out for "Retaliator". Seemed nice and traditional and all that.

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Gosh, I was kinda holding out for "Retaliator". Seemed nice and traditional and all that.

 

Me too. A real blast from the past.

 

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I saw something on tv last night they crossed a tigre with a lion... the result was a nice big cat called Liga <--- race

 

Actually its called Liger

 

Falcon

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As a matter of fact, depending on the mother, it's either a Liger (Lion male, tiger female) or a Tig®on (Tiger male, lion female).

Ligers are generally larger and way more impressive than Tigrons.

 

Anyway, I voted Warhawk II, for nostalgia reasons and because the P-40 (and what it stands for) is well worth an homage.

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Why not use something that points to it's wings, like "Scythe", "Sickle", "Khukri" or even "Boomerang" ??!!

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-"puma"...you made that up...you have any other mythical creatures you want to add to the list *

 

 

 

 

* can anybody name that quote?

 

Red Vs. Blue, Sarge said that I believe in response to what Grif or Simmons said.

Edited by JA 37 Viggen

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Ok, let's be rationnal for one minute :

 

We have to consider DoD's naming style, USAF naming tradition and current fancy as well as Northrop/Grumman heritage.

 

The Northtrop/Grumman part points toward a cat name, because it is mostly a Grumman plane AND a F-5 derivative, itself named, in its E variant, after a Grumman plane named after a big cat.

 

- Razor, sounds "cool", 70's/80's "cool" that is, and definitely not a name in the tradition of either the manufacturer or the USAF.

 

- Lynx, in keeping with Grumman's tradition, but already taken by a helo from an allied country, still in service.

 

- Panther II, follows Grumman's heritage, yet fails to capture the imagination.

 

- Puma, see above, plus the trend seems to be paying homage to legendary planes.

 

- Cobra II, even though the YF-17 was named Cobra, the name didn't stick because of the helo, also, since the original Cobra was assigned to a prototype and thus was never officially assigned, it would still be Cobra (unless in your distopian setting the F-17 was produced, in which case the Cobra II wouldn't be used either, as the F-17 would still be in service when the question of naming the F-17 occurs), not Cobra II, which reinforce the rejection of the name to avoid confusion with the AH-1.

 

- Warhawk II, a Curtiss-Wright name, whose heritage is "lost", if I really wanted to defend it by being ridiculous, I'd suggest using the link with the Flying Tigers to come back to the big cat theme, plus the homage.

 

- Kittyhawk II, only as an homage, with no other relation, plus it's not a fancy enough name for the period.

 

- Raven II, well, the first Raven performed a completely different duty and was retired not so long ago, so it is dubious the name would be chosen, also, seeing a Grumman bird taking the name of a plane whose role after retirement was taken over by another Grumman plane seems, strange, also, in your distopian timeline, the F-29 would enter service while the EF-111 is still in service, so the Raven name wouldn't be reused anyway.

 

So, Raven II, Cobra II and Lynx would certainly not be used; Razor seems improbable; Warhawk II, Kittyhawk II are in keeping with celebrating WWII planes; Panther II and Puma are in keeping with Grumman's heritage but seem somewhat... tame.

 

Oh, and did I say that "Razor" sounds lame, like something that would sound cool only after watching "Top Gun" again and again for a week.

 

Anyway, just my very biased 2 cents...

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