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Has Anyone Noticed??
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:32 PM

Okay,

        This is just a minitae thought I just got after looking at some of the threads. We are going to take a trip through a land populated by Cats, The Furry Purry kind? Nope.  What I would like to see is some replies to this challenge? How many Planes in the Navy inventory and Marine inventory are named after these interesting animals. This also includes Rotary Wing Aircraft and Test or Working Aircraft of today, Meaning ,in the full history of Both services, Plus here's a twist. How many with Cat names in the U.S.A.A.C when it was younger and BEFORE the U.S.A.F. was born! From all three types. CanU? I am waiting!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:52 PM

Navy or Marine Corps fixed or rotor-wing aircraft of today named after cats?  If you mean in the current inventory, there really aren't any that I can think of, with the possible exception of the Growler (that's my cat's nickname at the vet's office). Cool

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:00 PM

Oh !

        That's alright, My cat's nickname is Velcro-Cat! That's 20 reasons to wear gloves when she gets P*%^@d!

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Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:05 PM

Traditionally, US Army/Air Force rotary assets are named for Native American tribes.  Osprey is the odd bird (pun)

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:14 PM

Speaking of Tribes, Ed! 

      Which Tribe owns a restaurant Dynasty that is extremely well known, WorldWide?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:19 PM

Changing the parameters of the challenge after the first answer, and not saying that you did?  Yeah

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:49 PM

The only US aircraft I am aware of with "official" cat names were the Grumman naval fighters that were in service from the F4F thru the F-14:

F4F Wildcat

F6F Hellcat

F7F Tigercat

F8F Bearcat

F9F Panther

F9F-6 Cougar

F11F Tiger

F-14 Tomcat

To my knowledge, no USAAC/USAAF/USAF aircraft had the official name of a cat, although the F-5 Freedom Fighter picked up the nickname Skoshi Tiger after the program it was combat tested under in Vietnam. USAAC/USAAF/USAF aircraft usually had some sort of sky or bird related names. And as was pointed out above, Army aircraft are usually named after Native American tribes once they started getting their own aircraft separate from the USAF, unless they were of foreign make, such as the DeHavilland Caribou and Beaver.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 6:46 PM

Them who pose questions should know the answers.

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:51 PM

Ditto

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:32 PM

EdGrune

Traditionally, US Army/Air Force rotary assets are named for Native American tribes.  Osprey is the odd bird (pun)

The Navy and Marines don't do this for their specific rotary aircraft. Sea Stallion, Seasprite, Seahorse, Sea Knight, Sea King and, of course, the Jolly Green Giant.

Osprey doesn't seem out of sorts when you realize the actual bird is also known as a Sea Hawk.

But the helicopter name Seahawk is already used by the Navy's version of the Black Hawk.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 7, 2022 7:36 AM

HeyEagleCash!

    LOL! Not really, I just wondered at the last minute if anyone could name the tribe that owns an Internationally Known Watering Hole and restaurant Chain!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 7, 2022 7:39 AM

Hey! "G"

      The Answers? I thought you guys knew. I have the list and so far someone's got all but two! Besides, How can I be that smart and build mainly Floaty Thingies?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 8:01 AM

Tanker-Builder

HeyEagleCash!

    LOL! Not really, I just wondered at the last minute if anyone could name the tribe that owns an Internationally Known Watering Hole and restaurant Chain!

 

Not what I'm talking about TB.  You changed your first post in this thread after I gave my answer to your original question, which was only about "Navy and Marine Corps aircraft of today..."  All of the other detail you added later, without making it clear to everybody that you had added it.  Context is always important.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 7, 2022 12:41 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
EdGrune

Traditionally, US Army/Air Force rotary assets are named for Native American tribes.  Osprey is the odd bird (pun)

 

 

The Navy and Marines don't do this for their specific rotary aircraft. Sea Stallion, Seasprite, Seahorse, Sea Knight, Sea King and, of course, the Jolly Green Giant.

 

Osprey doesn't seem out of sorts when you realize the actual bird is also known as a Sea Hawk.

But the helicopter name Seahawk is already used by the Navy's version of the Black Hawk.

 

Actually Jolly Green Giant is an Air Force name. In USAF service the HH-3 is the Jolly Green Giant, in USCG service it is the Pelican, and the USN does not use it. The H-53 series were the Super Jolly Green Giant/Pave Low in USAF service and Sea Stallion/Sea Dragon in USMC/USN service. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:00 PM

Stik may know this one. The LA County Sheriffs Department operates (or operated) the Eurocopter Puma....

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:14 PM

The Cobra is an exception to the tribe names as well.

Navy & Marine Agressor squadrons used the KFIR which means Lion Cub

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:34 PM

Which made me think of the Piper Cub - but I think they had a different designation in military use.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:00 PM

Hi;Eaglecash867

 Sorry about that, Sometimes my Brain guides my fingers off tangent Twon't happen agin I hope!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:34 PM

keavdog

Which made me think of the Piper Cub - but I think they had a different designation in military use.  

 

Grasshopper I think.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:06 PM

GMorrison

Stik may know this one. The LA County Sheriffs Department operates (or operated) the Eurocopter Puma....

 

Bill

 

Yes, we were still using it as our large search and rescue bird, Air 5. Last time I saw it on the news, it's still what we have. Of course having turned in my walking papers two plus years ago, I'm out of the loop now.

John, the Kfir is like the Beaver & Otter, being named by the remanufacturing country. And those were originally built as Mirage 5/Neshers.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by EdGrune on Friday, July 8, 2022 6:16 AM

Then there is Bell Helicopter's new offering, the Valor.   It looks like the love child of a BlackHawk and an Osprey.   Tilt Rotors and a V-tail on what looks very much like a BlackHawk fuselage  

We're less that 5 miles from the Bell test & development facility in Arlington TX  When the wind is out of the south w're on the departure end of the runway & see their stuff heading to vacant country in the Waco area   That or doing touch and gos

 

 

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