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Russian nicknames for WW2 combat planes:

NationDesignationNicknameMeaningReason I.16 radziecki samolot mysliwski
Soviet I-16 'Donkey' fighter from 21th IAP
I.16 radziecki samolot mysliwski
Ил-2 (Il-2)Горбатый (Gorbatyi)Hungbacked silhouette
Пе-2 (Pe-2)Пешка (Peshka)a Pawnpronuncitation
И-16 (I-16)Ишак (Ishak)a Donkeypronuncitation
По-2 (Po-2)Kукурузник (Kukuruznik)a Maizerlow flight
Ли-2 (Li-2)Иван (Ivan)male Namebeloved
HurricaneХаритон (Hariton)male Namepronuncitation
P40 TommaHawkТомагавк ()an Indean Weaponpronuncitation
Me.109 (Bf.109)Худой (Hudoi)Thin, Leansilhouette
Мессер (Messer)no meaningpronuncitation
FW.189Рама (Rama)a window Frametwin fuselage
FW.190Фоккер (Fokker)no meaningpronuncitation
Ju.87Лапоть (Lapot)a Bast Shoefixed gears
Hs.126Костыль (Kostyl)a Crutchsilhouette
Do.24Дора (Dora)no meaningpronuncitation
Ha.138Каракатица (Karakatitsa)silhouette


German nicknames for WW2 combat planes:
CountryDesignationNickname MeaningReason Ju.87 Bombardero en picado
Ju.87 Bombardero en picado
Ju87 dive bomber 'Bast Shoe'
I-16Rataa Ratfrom Spanish War times
MiG-3Ivanno comments
La-5SuperRatasimilar nose shape as I-16
YakBulldangerous
U-2Rus-FanerRussian Veneerno comments
Il-2Schwartzer TodtBlack Deathby ground troops
Zement FlugzeugConcrete Bomberby fighter pilots
Ju52Tante JuAunt Jubeloved
Iron Annreliable but slow


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