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Top 15 Rejected Nicknames for New Planes

(SNN) In WWII the Germans put wailing sirens on their Stuka dive bombers. Leave it to the Nazis to try to terrify people already terrified by the fact they are being bombed. 

But even the bad guys can make a sound point in the craft of war. Part of the battle is scaring the crap out of the other guy.  As an example, military airplanes traditionally have scary nicknames, and for a long time the US has led the way.

In World War II the US Army Air Corps had the famous B-17 “Flying Fortress" and other aircraft with nicknames like “Thunderbolt,” “Black Widow,” and “Hellcat.”

Currently the U.S. Air Force has the  F-16 “Fighting Falcon,” and the U.S. Navy and Marines are armed with the F-18 “Super Hornet.” But some other modern military airplanes make you wonder if the boys in Nomenclature are losing their touch.

How scary are military aircraft known as “The Warthog” or  “Osprey”?  The latest version of the fabled and incredibly expensive Stealth bomber--out the door at $2 billion per copy--includes radio and heater but not a scary nickname. 

It’s  called “The Spirit.” You don't want a bomber whose price tag is more terrifying than its nickname.

Other nations aren't much better.  The French Air Force mostly flies the "Surrender Monkey" and the Brits sport the contradictory nickname, "Teatime of Death" for their top fighter. Canada has two aircraft, both nicknamed "Hoser."

But that’s not why we called you here today. I have managed to obtain a Top Secret list of names for new military aircraft which were rejected because they weren’t scary enough.  The mind boggles.


15. "The Fightin' Dungheap"

14. "Herekittykitty" 

13. "Quichemaster"

12. "Twinkletoes"

11. "Flying Friendmaker"

10. "Captain Crashalot" 

9. "Her Ladyship" (My mistake, that’s actually a rejected nickname for an aircraft carrier.)

8. "Sugardumplin’"

7. "Oopsie-Daisy"

6. "Petticoat Junction"

5. "Wobble-Wing Warrior"

4. "Sparepartsinformation"

3. "Who'sagoodboy?"

2. "Beerfarts" 

1. "Cher"

If you have other candidates, please let us know....

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