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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 8:35 p.m. PST

… Is "FELON".

"It couldn't be better even if the late Tom Clancy were to have written it, and we have to believe he is smiling down from the tactical high ground of the afterlife. The latest Russian-5th generation "stealth" combat aircraft, the Sukhoi Su-57, was assigned an official NATO reporting name this week: "FELON"

NATO Reporting names provide a convenient and recognizable English language moniker for communicating Russian aircraft types. The names are assigned to equipment including weapons systems, ships, ground vehicles and aircraft by members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These code names or reporting names are used in radio communication and in common usage among westerners, including enthusiasts…."


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

Too funny. I love it.

Non-existent Ghost would work too, since there are so few of them. True, effective stealth, since not even the Russian Air Force can find, let alone launch them on sorties.

Old Wolfman07 Nov 2019 7:38 a.m. PST

Nice call-sign.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 12:15 p.m. PST



15mm and 28mm Fanatik07 Nov 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Whatever they call it can't be worse than this:


F-86 Sabre pilot: "I just splashed a _____ over Korea."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

Dude!… (smile)


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