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SwAF pilots refer to JAS 39 Gripen as a '39', "trettionia" in swedish.

In some videos they call it JAS 39, but not Gripen.

 

Add the aircrafts you know, I'm particularly interested in what VVS pilots call the Su-27 and MiG-29 :)

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SwAF pilots refer to JAS 39 Gripen as a '39', "trettionia" in swedish.

In some videos they call it JAS 39, but not Gripen.

 

Add the aircrafts you know, I'm particularly interested in what VVS pilots call the Su-27 and MiG-29 :)

It depends in which country. For example in Poland all polish Su's are called as "Suka" (translation: "Bitch") - not becouse of its characteristics ;) but just a word formation.

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Apperently Su-25 pilots call it the Rook. Again, don't have the Russian translation.

 

The Tornado is known as The Fin to it's pilots, in the RAF.

 

The Su-27 has also been called the Azure Lightening aswell by its pilots.

 

In Israel the F-16A/Bs are Lightening while the C/Ds are Thunder, the 16I is the Hammer. And to really confuse things the F-15 is known as the Falcon.

 

In South Korea the F-15K is called the SlamEagle.

The F-15E is sometimes called the MudHen is the USAF aswell.

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Just for example, here in Hungary, sometimes we call the MiGs as "big iron" as translated. ("No, the sukhoi is the big one - no its the bigger one") :)

The JAS 39 EBS HU Gripen is called almost everywhere as the Gripen. In the media, everydays, etc. But I'm sure she'll get some kind of newbie name soon :D

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The A-7 Corsair II ws called the SLUF, short little ugly f*****r.

 

AIM-7, the great white hope.

 

Love these two :D

The SLUF can also be called 'Short Little Ugly Fellow' for more mild language.

 

 

A well known one is Turkey for the F-14.

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In Bulgaria the MiG-29 has several names but the most popular is "the twin-barel" because of it's twin-engine design. The MiG-21 is known as "the pipe" , I guess for the very same reason. As for the Su-25 and Su-22 I've heard only "the small Su" and "the big Su" respectively. The L-29 trainer was called "the vacuum cleaner" for sounding so funny.

 

In Russia the Su-25 is popular as "the raven"(грач), the MiG-23 as "the crocodile", the Su-27 is "the crane"(журавль) as been said, the MiG-29 is a "swift"(стриж) which gave the name of the Swifts(Strizhi) demo team.

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For the F-4, don't forget "Double Ugly".

 

F-16s are also know as the Lawn Dart.

 

F-15E-Mud Hen

F-15C-Albino

 

Concerning the F-4 :

 

"Double Ugly" would be pronounced as "Doubly Ugly" (british)

 

F-4 aka "Rhino" aka "Luftverteidigungsdiesel" (Airdefensediesel) because of its J79 smoke plume.

 

F-104 aka "Witwenmacher" (Widowmaker) aka "Zipper"

 

Panavia 200 Tornado aka "Klappdrachen" (negative meaning , usually used by phantom pilots calling the tornado a swingdragon , swing as swing wings)

 

Piaggio P-149 "Pitchy"

 

these are some terms from the german airforce :D

 

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In Israel the F-16A/Bs are Lightening while the C/Ds are Thunder, the 16I is the Hammer. And to really confuse things the F-15 is known as the Falcon.

Some small corrections ;) , F-16A/Bs are called "Netz" which means Hawk, C/Ds are called "Barak" which indeed means Lightning and the Is are called "Sufa" which means Storm.

The F-15A/B/C/D are called "Baz" which, you were correct, means Falcon, (and now called "Baz Meshupar" or upgraded Falcon after the MLU) and the Is are called "Ra'am" which means Thunder.

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