Limey names for Yankee Kit

Discussion in 'General' started by kfz, May 3, 2006.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Re: Wolverine... Changed my mind, I like the name 'Achilles' better (Before anyone pulls me up on that I know it's a slightly different TD, if Owen will allow the 17pdr conversion??....I wasn't allowed Firefly..muttermuttermutter)


    M1 - CARBINE
    M1 - GERAND
    M1 - LIGHT TANK(ETTE)

    M1 Bazooka
    M1 Abrams
    M1 120mm AA gun.
    M1 Bayonet (Garand)
    M1 Thompson SMG
    M1 155mm Howitzer
    M1 Helmet

    ........o_O
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    'Achilles' , if Owen will allow the 17pdr conversion??....I wasn't allowed Firefly..muttermuttermutter)


    Oh go on then.
     
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Oh, I wouldn't say that. :)

    However, Soviet pilot Nikolai G. Golodnikov claimed the Fw 190 to be inferior to the Bf 109; "It did not accelerate as quickly and in this aspect was inferior to most of our aircraft, except for the P-40, perhaps." Goldonikov said that German pilots appreciated the Fw 190 radial engine as a shield, and frequently made head-on attacks in air-to-air combat. "The plane", noted Golodnikov, "had extremely powerful weapons: four 20 mm guns and two machine guns. Soon, however, the Germans started evading frontal attack against our "Cobras". We had a 37 mm gun, so no engine would save you, and one hit was enough to kill you."[82]

    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 operational history - Wikipedia
     
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  4. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    America’s Worst World War II Fighter Was the Star of the Russian Air Force
     
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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Nobody could name battle cruisers like the Brits.

    Indefatigable, Indomitable, Repulse, Furious, etc, etc.

    What did we come up with? "Guam" :(
     
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  6. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Not to worry, the Brits saved the really awful names for their food!
     
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Nothing beats the alternate USN name for chipped beef on toast :)

    "S.O.S" for short.
     

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