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Silver Mobius

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#1 16 years ago

Does anyone know why Russian planes (MiGs and Sukhois) all have nicknames that start with F? Here they are:

MiG-15 Fagot MiG-17 Fresco MiG-19 Farmer MiG-21 Fishbed MiG-23 Flogger MiG-25 Foxbat MiG-27 Flogger MiG-29 Fulcrum MiG-31 Foxhound Su-7 Fitter Su-9 Fishpot Su-11 Fishpot Su-15 Flagon Su-17 Fitter Su-20 Fitter Su-22 Fitter Su-24 Fencer Su-25 Frogfoot Su-27 Flanker Su-30 (Su-27P) Flanker Su-32 Su-33 (Su-27K) Flanker Su-34 (Su-27IB) Flanker Su-35 (Su-27M) Flanker Su-37 Su-39 Frogfoot

P.S. I know some of the names are there multiple times, it's supposed to be like that. Later ones are just redone models of the earlier one (like all of the Su-27s)




chronix

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#2 16 years ago

Russians dont label their planes in english F stands for Fighter its an english language plane class




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#3 16 years ago

I know. The names dsignated by the US military are the ones that start with F. I was wondering why. I know F stands for fighter too, that's just common sense.




chronix

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#4 16 years ago

What exactly is the purpose of this post? are you asking something?

The USA uses many abbrevations on our aircraft depending on the type