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Old 03-24-2004, 10:31 AM
Richard T Eger Richard T Eger is offline
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Default Phonetic Alphabets (Alpha Bravo etc), by Brian Kelk

From 12 O'Clock High!:

Phonetic alphabet
Sun Mar 14 17:00:48 2004

I have wondered for a while about the use of the phonetic alphabet for nick-naming, for example, the Bf109G as "Gustav", and Bf109E, "Emil", etc. I found this listing for WW2 German usage:

Anton Berta Caesar Dora Emil Friedrich Gustav Heinrich Ida
Josef Konrad/Kurfurst Ludwig Martha Nordpol Otto Paula
Quelle Richard Siegfried Toni Ulrich Viktor Wilhelm Xantippe
Ypern Zeppelin

(B-Bruno and F-Fritz were used in aircraft designations.

Any comments welcome

There are other national variants and historical variations on

(Brian's webpage is a huge compendium of phonetic alphabets.

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