IT'S OFFICAL! F-35 = Lightning II

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    Now who was it who unswerving claimed it would be Lightning II,....., oh yeah,.....ME! I should get a prize or award or something.

    :lol:
     
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    Now watch it - Les may give you his prize!!! :evil4:
     
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    Here's ur prize dave...
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    They could of chosen worse I suppose...
     
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    Finally! And it is well deserved!!!:D
     
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    Hey, the Lightning was also a great British fighter so, you could stretch the rationale a bit.
     
  8. 102first_hussars

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    I dont like the name, they should have gone with something like, econo-flight or something er other
     
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    Beats the name Sh*t Hawk.
     
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    Mr Lahey said something about Shithawks ones Im trying to remeber which episode
     
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    I love the reaction Bubbles has to "Sh!t Hawk"!

    Lightning is quite a good name.
     
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    The trouble is, like Trunderbolt II, Lightning II doesn't have the glow of a new name.

    The "Lightning" and "Thunderbolt" will still be, at least for me, the original birds of WWII. Their reputation sorta bought the "bad weather", I guess.:lol:

    I wonder if it's pilots will give it a new name to call it by, or if "Lightning II" will stick.
     
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    Mustang was probably hampered probably because of license rights with the car
     
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    from the website...

    That's being a bit patronising, even if it is the truth, don't you think?
     
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    Yes - I hope some terrorist POS reads it as well!
     
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    Lockheed used to name all their aircraft after heavenly bodies or atmospheric phenomena: Lightning, Shooting Star, Constellation, Electra, Starfire, Star Fighter, Neptune, Orion, Galaxy, Warning Star, Lode Star, Tri Star. Some names were a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea.
     
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    I think the name is fitting and a good tribute to the original Lightning.
     
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    What next x-wing, tie fighter, death star, millenium falcon?
     
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    Anytime they have a name followed by a II, it will get an operational nickname that will stick later anyway. The Thunderbolt II got called the Warthog or "Hawg". The Corsair II got called the SLUF (Short Little Ugly F*cker). Even non-II aircraft earn other nicknames in service, like the BUFF, Viper, etc.
     
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