Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Name that Warbird

Airminded reports that the short list of names for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter "are really, really bad, and sound like something a 12 year old boy would come up with":

Black Mamba


Lightning II



Spitfire II

He suggests some alternatives. What about Condor? I know the Germans had one first, but the name suggests a tribute to Condi Rice, who has had a hand in this project.