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The Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms By John E. Horton

The Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms

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A comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names, offering an insight into the international language and culture of aviation.

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The Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John E. Horton

Which World War I types were known as the "Rumpety","Gnome Sandwich", "Blockbuster", "Bognor Bloater" and "Harry Tate"? Where will you find a "Pig", "Possum" and "Plastic Parrot"? John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names. The book explores evocative names such as the "Aardvark", which refers to the General Dynamics F-111 and its "modus operandi" rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained vigorous and inventive throughout the century and models from World War I to Vietnam are covered. Such names not only tend to be humourous and anecdotal, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.

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GOR005362576
The Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John E. Horton
John E. Horton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Grub Street Publishing
1994-10-31
256
0948817755
9780948817755
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