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Messerschmitt Bf-109:                                                                                                         

- "The Messerschmitt", - NOTE: Following names given for specific models of Bf109, F,G,K, etc. Models used the German phonetic alphabet. Suggested by @Bremspropeller

- "Messer",

-  "Anton"

- "Berta"

- "Caesar"

- "Dora"

- "Emil"

-  "Friedrich"

- "Gustav"

- "Kurfürst"

- "Die Beule" - NOTE: Translates to "The Bump" In German. Name given to the G-6 model due to the bulges on the engine cowling. Suggestion given by @II./JG77_Kemp

 

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Messerschmitt Bf-110:

- "Zerstörer" (Destroyer) - NOTE: Refers more specifically to a class of plane rather then the name of a specific plane.

 

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 Focke-Wulf Fw 190:

- "Würger" (Shrike)

- "Butcher Bird"

- "Dora" - NOTE: Name given to the in-line engine "D" model.

"Langnase" - NOTE: German for "Longnose". Given to the in-line D-model. Example given by @6FG_Big_Al

 

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Heinkel He-111

- "The Heinkel"

- "Spaten" - NOTE: German for spade (shovel), name given due to the shape of the wings.

 

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Junkers Ju-87

- "Stuka" - NOTE:  from Sturzkampfflugzeug, or "dive bomber" in English.

- "Kanonenvogel" - NOTE: German for "Cannon Bird". Given to G model with the large anti-tank gun pods. Suggestion given by @II./JG77_Kemp

 

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Junkers Ju-52

- "Tante Ju" ("Aunt Ju")

- "Iron Annie"

- "Wellblech Bomber" - NOTE: German for "corrugated iron bomber". Possibly not a historical name. Given recently. Suggestion by @Yogiflight

 

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Junkers Ju-88

- "Schnellbomber" - NOTE: German for "Fast Bomber", name not specifically given to the plane, rather to the specification request for required bomber design.

 

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Messerschmitt Me-262

- "Schwalbe" - NOTE: German for "Swallow"

- "Sturmvogel" - NOTE: German for "Storm Bird", given to ground attack versions

- "Turbo" - NOTE: Example given by @Bremspropeller

 

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Henschel Hs-129

- "Duck" - NOTE: name given in modern times, needs better examples

- "Panzerknacker" - NOTE: Suggestion given by @II./JG77_Kemp

 

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Please feel free to submit other examples or advice. Thanks.

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On 10/19/2019 at 2:22 AM, Motherbrain said:

-  "Anton"

- "Berta"

- "Caesar"

- "Dora"

- "Emil"

-  "Friedrich"

- "Gustav"

- "Kurfürst".

 

Those are actually just the german phonetic alphabet.

 

Much like "Abel, Baker, Charlie..." in the US phonetic aplhabet.

 

On 10/19/2019 at 2:22 AM, Motherbrain said:

Messerschmitt Me-262

- "Schwalbe" - NOTE: German for "Swallow"

- "Sturmvogel" - NOTE - German for "Storm Bird", given to ground attack versions

 

Allegedly "Turbo".

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Not as much names, but designations - German aircraft designation come without "-" between the letters and the number. Just like you wrote Fw 190, it also is Bf 109, He 111 and so on.

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Ju 52 "Wellblech Bomber"  (corrugated iron bomber), however I am not sure, if it was called that way already back in that time, or if this name was given after the war. 

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For the Fw 190-D Series definetly the name "Langnase" (Longnose) used by fighter pilots like Erich Brunotte during the time.

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1 hour ago, Bremspropeller said:

 

Those are actually just the german phonetic alphabet.

 

Much like "Abel, Baker, Charlie..." in the US phonetic aplhabet.

 

 

Allegedly "Turbo".

 

I have a German patient that was in HJ, manning 37mm AAA. He told me several years ago they called them Turbos. 1st time i heard that then.

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Also, the G-variant of Ju-87 was called Kanonenvogel (cannon bird).

On 10/19/2019 at 3:22 AM, Motherbrain said:

Henschel Hs-129

- "Duck" - NOTE: name given in modern times, needs better examples

 

It's actual nickname was Panzerknacker.

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1 hour ago, II./JG77_Kemp said:

Also, the G-variant of Ju-87 was called Kanonenvogel (cannon bird).

 

It's actual nickname was Panzerknacker.

 

I'm going to assume "Panzerknacker" means "Tank Cracker"?

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Does Luftwaffe planes not (yet ?) included in game count ?

If so, please, find below, some German aircraft with their official and/popular nicknames :

Arado Ar 234 "Blitz",

Dornier Do 17, fliegende Bleistift,

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 "Stieglitz",

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 "Eule" , fliegende Augen,

Focke-Wulf Ta 152 "Moskito",

Heinkel He 162 "Salamander",

Heinkel He 219 "Uhu",

Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun",

Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet",

Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant"; "Leucoplast Bomber",

...and many more...

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15 hours ago, Motherbrain said:

 

I'm going to assume "Panzerknacker" means "Tank Cracker"?

More like Panzer-QUACKER am I right?

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