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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2017, 10:22:59 am »
.....also want to reserve reporting name "Feck"......... Now, I hope I've got the strenght to complete them all in due time...

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2017, 10:36:32 am »
I have a couple I'd like to reserve.

Bo-64 "Harbinger"  (Attack helicopter bringing death and destruction wherever she goes)
Bb-22   "Harlot"      (versatile transport craft that a lot of guys can fit inside)  Yes, I know transports should have a C designation but this is going to be a re-made V-22 Osprey. The Soviets actually made a similar prototype of their own in the 60s  (Kamov_Ka-22) and the reporting name was "Hoop" so I'm sticking with the "H" stuff.

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2017, 11:07:54 am »
I would like to express an interest in the reporting name of "Fireguard"  :rolleyes:

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2017, 11:46:06 am »
OK I would like to reserve.......... FIREDRAKE.

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I used that for my, as yet unbuilt, mix of a 'Mandrake' and a 'Firebar' some years ago, but by the time I finish it we'll all have forgotten this GB anyway.  :banghead:

Gosh, now there's an idea.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No sign of a Firebar tho'.
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 12:57:49 pm »

Gosh, now there's an idea.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No sign of a Firebar tho'.

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 01:43:15 pm »
OK I would like to reserve.......... FIREDRAKE.

Jim

I used that for my, as yet unbuilt, mix of a 'Mandrake' and a 'Firebar' some years ago, but by the time I finish it we'll all have forgotten this GB anyway.  :banghead:

Gosh, now there's an idea.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No sign of a Firebar tho'.

So the trainer version would be the MANBAR?  Or is that something alltogether different?
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 05:54:35 pm »
IIRC, "Flipper" was used for the RW Ye-150 prototype...
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2017, 06:51:15 am »
Not sure if it counted as a rule as such, but the ASCC had a tendency to avoid dynamic, scary or impressive names, presumably to avoid 'bigging up' the Soviet weapons. There were exceptions though (Foxhound, Fencer) and some names became 'sexy' by association with the Soviet hardware (Foxbat).
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2017, 07:26:04 am »
im already using the codename MENACE for my soviet Yak-49/embraer Tucano COIN aircraft project.
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2017, 10:29:32 am »
Not sure if it counted as a rule as such, but the ASCC had a tendency to avoid dynamic, scary or impressive names, presumably to avoid 'bigging up' the Soviet weapons. There were exceptions though (Foxhound, Fencer) and some names became 'sexy' by association with the Soviet hardware (Foxbat).

On a similar note, a myth seems to have grown up in the former Warsaw Pact the code names were meant to be derogatory.  The story about the MiG-15 Fagot seems to fan this, but for the most part they're random (-ish).
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 12:16:10 pm »
.....and another one came up..I'd like to reserve "Farmhand"......now, let's get to work.

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 05:50:17 am »
Adding "Fixer" to my list.   For Md-4 "Fixer." 


EDIT: Sounds too close to "Fencer."  I'll try again later.   ;D



EDIT:   OK, let's roll with "Farscape."
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 08:44:53 am by TheChronicOne »
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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 06:05:13 am »
Not sure if it counted as a rule as such, but the ASCC had a tendency to avoid dynamic, scary or impressive names, presumably to avoid 'bigging up' the Soviet weapons. There were exceptions though (Foxhound, Fencer) and some names became 'sexy' by association with the Soviet hardware (Foxbat).

On a similar note, a myth seems to have grown up in the former Warsaw Pact the code names were meant to be derogatory.  The story about the MiG-15 Fagot seems to fan this, but for the most part they're random (-ish).

Yup. AFAIK, the code names were rather chosen because they'd look for simple words that are easily to distinguish when spoken or heard (esp. over the radio), and of things that normally do not pop up in everyday aerial conversation, so that the code names were easy to identify, esp. in stressful situations.

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2017, 07:10:27 am »
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AFAIK, the code names were rather chosen because they'd look for simple words that are easily to distinguish when spoken or heard (esp. over the radio), and of things that normally do not pop up in everyday aerial conversation, so that the code names were easy to identify, esp. in stressful situations

I second that Dizzyfugu..

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Re: Soviet GB NATO reporting names directory
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2017, 07:34:58 am »
...as we speak of codes: I'd like to place an option on "Flout" for a piston-engine fighter.  :rolleyes:

Not confirmed, since there are many potential ideas in my head and on the list, but I'll finish the Lend Lease Corsair and my "Fastback" project (already started dusting off donor kits and parts) first.