NATO Aircraft Markings

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  1. Matt308

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    I've wondered this for some time and perhaps the forum can answer it for me.

    Why are some NATO aircraft marked with NATO spelled both forward and backward.

    Example: NATO [NATO Roundel] OTAN

    Any insight?
     
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    so if you see one in your rear view mirror it reads the correct way around.........
     
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    Something like this in French "organisation treaty atlantique nord"
     
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    why the hell are the French such twats about everything more countries than any other speak English yet they still insist everything be done in french or they'll start throwing their toys out of the pram!
     
  5. Matt308

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    Goddamnit I knew it!!! They f*** with everything!
     
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    I really think it is a function of how much the guy doing the painting
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    Because they are worried that the French language is becoming as relevant as Babylonian i believe they have the only language that does not use the word computer they call it "un adaptuer " or some similar
     
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    The French and the survival of their language :rolleyes:
     
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    Well they are about as irrelevent now as they have been in any war since 1939...
     
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    Here here....Anyway, some of my favorite quotes deal with the French. And, no, I am not a racist bigot, I just find some of these quotes telling/funny.

    "If we're angering the French, we must be doing something right..."

    "Right... next time France gets invaded and controlled by another party, like...the Bahamas, the world leaders are staying out of it..."

    As per the NATO OTAN thing, thats just silly of them...its like teaching a special forces team the workings of Chinese, just to send them to Iraq.
     
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    We used to joke around about that in the hanger over here in Germany. We would say that the next German chancelor was going to invade and take France but the rest of the world was going to be like "Oh well its for the better, besides let them breed them out!" :lol:

    All French People it is a joke, that were were all saying that.
     
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    other than their nuclear weapons why do the French seriously think they've got this divine right to throw their weight around.........
     
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    because the Euros including the UK let them
     
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    Yep, because if countries aren't nice to them, who knows what kind of hissy fit they would throw.
     
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    believe me i'm no happier about it than you guys!
     
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    Fact is though, if we were being realistic and insulted the French, we would call the EU the FU and decide to deal with each country separately rather than through the EU...
     
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    believe me the EU is a big mistake and i hate it, as do the French, there's no way to gague public opinion of it here because there has NEVER been a referendum as to whether we should be in it or not!
     
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    Not very many Germans actually like the EU as well. I think they thought it was a good idea at first and then realized how much **** it is.
     
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