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    Post  marcellogo Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:23 am

    JohninMK wrote:"Thus, unmanned "Screamers" (NATO codification of su-75: Screamer - "Screamer") "

    Has NATO given it a name already? Or did I miss it?

    Naaaahh, it's just a double automatic translation misuse: it means that the russian journo has used it to translate "Growler" into russian so when it was translated back it resulted into SCREAMER instead! lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol!
    Naturally, while a growl is the menacing verse of a wild animal while instead a scream means someone crying loud for abject fear.

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    Post  Atmosphere Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:58 am

    To this day, i still don't understant why some airplanes were called "frogfoot" and "fishbed".
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    Post  Mir Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:23 am

    It could have been worse like "flatfoot" and "fishpaste" Laughing

    But seriously one can not expect anything else from NATO.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:41 am

    I believe it was the role of the air standards coordinating committee, which is a group of nations... very similar to the five eye group who made up names for aircraft the west might not know anything at all about.

    The rules are fairly straight forward... though often abused... for instance H for helicopter and F for fighter and one syllable for a propeller aircraft and two or more for a jet... but there are always exceptions... Bear is B for bomber and one syllable for prop driven, but then Hip is helicopter and it is jet powered...

    Names are often chosen to not be flattering, but part of the criteria is that they be very distinct and not sound similar to any other code name or code call...

    So for instance the code Firefox is too close to the calls for launching missiles... ie fox fire...

    Names of friendly types are also an issue so you can't use falcon or eagle or hornet etc etc.

    Remember radio communications can be noisy and difficult to hear so the names need to be easy to say and clear and unambiguous.

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    Post  Autodestruct Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:37 pm

    Has NATO given it a name already? Or did I miss it?

    It will be years before NATO assigns a name to it. So first dibs. UAC has the chance to keep pushing the "Checkmate" brand and get it in general usage. NATO will still call it whatever they want in the future, but only they will.
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    Post  George1 Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:00 pm

    «Sukhoi» fighter — Checkmate

    https://su-checkmate.tass.com/?_ga=2.34418275.372260918.1637503000-1650288519.1621442750

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    Post  Mir Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:11 pm

    Very nice George but I think it's a repost... Smile

    In your defense - very hard to keep track with all the extensive essays posted these days! Laughing

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    Post  d_taddei2 Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:31 pm

    Atmosphere wrote:To this day, i still don't understant why some airplanes were called "frogfoot" and "fishbed".

    A lot of the words chosen were done so it couldn't be misunderstood with a common word so as it would stick in your mind, also for when transmitted over radio if the signal wasn't great you wouldn't mistake it for anything else and all words are uncommon, that's what I was told During my training at chicksands. Foxhound, foxbat, and as you said frogfiot fishbed are all not common words to be used.

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