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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 14:05
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Sounds like a lot of these 'nicknames' are just silly terms created and known by a limited few over a bunch of beers. A few, like the Warthog are actually well-known. One need only look at the Katana and the GIV to prove me quickly correct.
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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 15:39
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B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder trimming needed when going from 'slo to fast or vice verca .

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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 17:00
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Lieutenant eater

The straight-wing Republic F-84 Thunderjet = "Lieutenant Eater." Also called "The Hog," possibly because early engines were underpowered.
Also, the F-84B = "Mechanic's nightmare."
(Models A through E were straight-wing; the swept-wing derivative started with the F model, the "Thunderstreak").

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Old 3rd Jul 2021, 20:44
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Originally Posted by condor17 View Post
B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder trimming needed when going from 'slo to fast or vice verca .

rgds condor .
I flew the 757 from 1983 for eight years, but never came across this characteristic.
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Hawker Typhoon: Flying Death - by the Germans!
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L-1011 Tristar...... The Flying Marrow.
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Embraer E-Jets;

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Old 4th Jul 2021, 11:31
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Originally Posted by brakedwell View Post
I flew the 757 from 1983 for eight years, but never came across this characteristic.
I currently fly them and agree with your post
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 11:43
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The MD-11 - also known by some as the Mega Death II.
Cripple 7 used to be a nickname for the 777 in BA, mainly because of the many technical problems with the GE engines when first introduced.
Ref the Blackburn Buccaneer - I believe it was known as the Banana because in development it was labelled the "Blackburn ANA" (Advanced Naval Aircraft". Hence Black Banana.
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I've heard the 787 referred to as the Screamliner.
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 14:23
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Originally Posted by anson harris View Post
The MD-11 - also known by some as the Mega Death II.
Cripple 7 used to be a nickname for the 777 in BA, mainly because of the many technical problems with the GE engines when first introduced.
Ref the Blackburn Buccaneer - I believe it was known as the Banana because in development it was labelled the "Blackburn ANA" (Advanced Naval Aircraft". Hence Black Banana.

MD-11 aka 'Scud' (you never knew where it was going to land)
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 18:11
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Originally Posted by anson harris View Post
Ref the Blackburn Buccaneer - I believe it was known as the Banana because in development it was labelled the "Blackburn ANA" (Advanced Naval Aircraft". Hence Black Banana.
It was actually the ARNA, standing for A Royal Naval Aircraft, this being an entry in an employee competition to suggest a name. Once it was spoken, and pronounced as the Black Banana, it wasn't chosen. It did however stick with many people, a sort of early Boaty McBoatface, and has stood the test of time.
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 20:56
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I think he means the A340-600.
yes sorry I meant the A340-600
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 21:43
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ISTR the Boeing 707 was known as the "Bendy Boeing".
Just watch the wing and engines in turbulence, or on landing with full reverse when the outboard engines start surging when they ingest the inboard engine's exhaust.
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CRJ is short for Combat Regional Jet
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 08:20
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
ISTR the Boeing 707 was known as the "Bendy Boeing".
Just watch the wing and engines in turbulence, or on landing with full reverse when the outboard engines start surging when they ingest the inboard engine's exhaust.
Yes indeed - it was fun flying in a 707 and watch the engines/wing wobbling up and down - the DC8 was not as much fun in that respect
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 07:24
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Chinook = "Chook"
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