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DingBat
Jan 02, 2002, 10:33 AM
Went away, but now I'm back. :)

How about an easy quiz, so as not to strain anyone's brain this early in the new year?

Please give the more common designations for the following weapons:

1) Fagot
2) Fishbed
3) Flogger
4) Flagon
5) Hip
6) Badger
7) Blinder
8) Bear
9) Hokum
10) Fitter
11) Frogfoot
12) Fresco
13) Havoc
14) Gainful
15) Mainstay
16) Papa
17) Osa
18) Sagger

Bonus question:

Using NATO standard military symbology, what size unit would be marked with the symbol "XXXXX" ?

Have fun,
/bruce

MrGeneric
Jan 02, 2002, 05:15 PM
2) MiG-21
3) MiG-23
4) Su-21
6) Tu-16
7) Tu-22
9) I think it's the Kamov KA-50 helicopter
11) Su-25
13) Mi-28

I probably got all these wrong, trying to remember some stuff I read for my NATO/Warsaw Pact project back in High School.

DingBat
Jan 02, 2002, 07:49 PM
Actually, you've got them all correct. :)

/bruce

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Jan 03, 2002, 12:22 AM
1) Fagot
Mig-15
2) Fishbed
Mig-21
3) Flogger
Mig-23
4) Flagon
Su-15
5) Hip
Mi-8 Helo
6) Badger
Tu-16
7) Blinder
Tu-22
8) Bear
Tu-20
9) Hokum
Ka-50 Helo
10) Fitter
Su-7, if it's Fitter A, Fitter C is Su-20
11) Frogfoot
Su-25
12) Fresco
Mig-17
13) Havoc
Mi-28 Helo
14) Gainful
Sa-6 SAM
15) Mainstay
A-15 Recon Plane
16) Papa
Russian Sub
17) Osa
Russian Sub
18) Sagger
Wire-guided AT missle, AT-3

Using NATO standard military symbology, what size unit would be marked with the symbol "XXXXX" ?
Army Group

DingBat
Jan 03, 2002, 08:02 AM
Very good!

Except:

Mainstay is a IL-76 based AWACS plane. I'm not aware of the A-15 designation.

Cheers,
/bruce

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Jan 03, 2002, 08:26 AM
It's my habit to refer to AWACs planes as recon, sorry for the confusion. ;)

Here is a site showing the correct designator, A-50, not A-15 :

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/airdef/a-50.htm