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Reindeer challenge
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:12:20 am »
Challenge is to describe new aircraft / helicopter or armed vehicles or softskins for your armed  forces they can be entirely fictitious or New upgrades or variants . Only catch is they have to be named after Santa's reindeer

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 08:33:42 am »
Tricky but :

Dasher
So something with a very good acceleration.
Saunders Roe SR 53.
Goodyear F2G Corsair

Dancer

Something very agile.

Prancer,
Something very agile.

Vixen,
Already taken by De Havilland.

Comet,
Again, already taken by De Haviland.

Cupid
?

Donner
A tasty idea, but what?

Blitzen

Sounds a bit too Third Reich.

Rudolf
It has got to have a red nose !!!!!


Then of course there is Olive, "The Other Reindeer".

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 09:53:42 am »
Might I respectfully suggest that making a Rutland Reindeer would be an interesting variant of this challenge.

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 10:05:32 am »
Cupid sounds like it could be a cruiser tank maybe an AA variant given the arrows

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 10:47:43 am »
Might I respectfully suggest that making a Rutland Reindeer would be an interesting variant of this challenge.

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 01:49:56 pm »
Donner
A tasty idea, but what?

Certainly *not* a train :angel:
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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 02:20:08 pm »

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 02:51:46 pm »
There was once a Cupid aeroplane, a little two-seat Gipsy-powered racer in the 1930s.

Edit: there it is!

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 01:23:05 am »
As the translations for "Donner" and "Blitzen" are "Thunder" & "Lightning" respectively, I think there are far more options than you may think at first glance. ;)
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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 01:26:00 am »
"Blitzen" is, BTW, a crappy translation, and has it ever been since the  "Blitzen Benz" nickname for the LSR car. "Blitz" is a better choice.

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 01:32:39 am »
I was actually pondering that as I wrote.

Unfortunately I didn't write the original, 'coz they would have all been in English (local translations are the prerogative of the locals) & a lot of those names are ... well ... what comes out of living tripe.
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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 02:12:50 am »
As the translations for "Donner" and "Blitzen" are "Thunder" & "Lightning" respectively, I think there are far more options than you may think at first glance. ;)

Dinner is also the name of an (in)famous wagon train...that lent itself to the pass they were snowed in, the lake and nearby town...

Which is why Tigercat went with NAAFI wagon (or AAFES roach coach)
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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 04:36:12 am »
Flight from February 1960 discusses the marvellously-named Donner Scientific Co Jerkmeter

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 04:59:59 am »
Was there ever a De  Havilland Vixen  or was it always just the Sea Variant .

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Re: Reindeer challenge
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 05:38:26 am »
Was there ever a De  Havilland Vixen  or was it always just the Sea Variant .

The DH.110 wasn't publicly named but by the time it passed to Hawker-Siddelley control the land-based variant was 'back-named' to HS.110 Vixen.

There was also a Vickers Vixen in the mid-1920s.