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Old 1st Sep 2021, 09:30
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Originally Posted by Dale Chatham View Post
A little disappointed I did not see the Lockheed C-141. To those that worked on and around them, they were "Shitlifters".
60177 was the Hanoi Taxi.
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Old 1st Sep 2021, 16:17
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Originally Posted by a330pilotcanada View Post
Good Morning DarrylO:

Thank you for this thread as I had a chuckle reviewing the nick names especially:

:DC 3: Dak, Dakotasaurus Rex, Gooney Bird, Draggin' Wagon, Douglas Racer (compliments of late BC/A columnist Torch Lewis and the airplane's leisurely 140 KIAS cruise speed), Dakleton (South African built Daks as replacement for AVRO Shackletons), Dizzy Three, Dowager Dutchess, Duck

As a young sprog a 1.000 years ago I enjoyed the writings of Torch Lewis in I believe it was "Greenhouse Patter" on the back page BC/A. Seeing his name again brought back fond memories of another era.
DC-3 nickname …”Greasy Three” I always
chuckled at that one…in humour “Truth”. Check the fuel and fill the oil tanks.
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Old 2nd Sep 2021, 14:26
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In the UK the A321 is sometimes called by people of a certain age a 'Ted Rogers' after the compere of a TV programme of the same name in the 1980s.
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Old 2nd Sep 2021, 15:29
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When I was with 99 Sqn in the early 1960's we called our Bristol Britannias "The Whimpering Giant" - because it had major mechanical problems with the engines to start with (later corrected).
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 05:39
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Grumman S2F: Stoof
MD Phantom II, (F4): Lead Sled, Smokey
Mitsubishi MU2: Rice Rocket
TBM/TBF: Turkey
Fairchild C-119: Boom Tailed Widow Maker
Kaman (any): Barely Got There, Thumper
Bell 206B, B3 Jetranger, L1/L2 Longranger: Death Ranger
Douglas A3: A3 Whale
P2V Neptune: Two Turn'n and Two Burn'n
Cessna 500: Near Jet
A1D Sky Raider: Spad, (my favorite)
C-124 Globe Master: Shaky, (First Flight by Bob Morrisey (RIP) Chief test pilot Douglas Aircraft, (taught me to fly, one great man)
Air Force Thunderbirds F-16: Lawn Darts, (by Navy F-18 Pilots)
Beach 18: Twin Bitch
Cessna UC78B: Bamboo Bomber
Boeing B52: Be Filthy Too
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Old 6th Sep 2021, 09:32
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Warmtoast -
The Bristol Britannia - "the Whispering Giant, powered by 4 Bristol Proteus engines"
This became "The Whimpering Giant, powered by 4 Bristol Protest engines, goes around the world in 80 delays"
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