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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
-2 (Il-2) (Gorbatyi)Hungbacked silhouette
-2 (Pe-2) (Peshka)a Pawnpronuncitation
-16 (I-16) (Ishak)a Donkeypronuncitation
-2 (Po-2)K (Kukuruznik)a Maizerlow flight
-2 (Li-2) (Ivan)male Namebeloved
Hurricane (Hariton)male Namepronuncitation
P40 TommaHawk ()an Indean Weaponpronuncitation
Me.109 (Bf.109) (Hudoi)Thin, Leansilhouette
(Messer)no meaningpronuncitation
FW.189 (Rama)a window Frametwin fuselage
FW.190 (Fokker)no meaningpronuncitation
Ju.87 (Lapot)a Bast Shoefixed gears
Hs.126 (Kostyl)a Crutchsilhouette
Do.24 (Dora)no meaningpronuncitation
Ha.138 (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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