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Old 12-23-2004, 12:11 PM
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NickM
How do we say their names?
Sat Dec 18, 2004 08:17
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I am curious about the proper way to say the alfa numeric names of the Me 110/210/410 fighters; I know, for example english speaking pilots called the Me 109 the 'one-oh-nine'; the FW, the 'one-ninety'; what would it be for the twin engine Me's? Would Me110 be the 'one-one-oh'(which to me that seems a bit awkward) or the 'one-ten'?
Does anyone know?

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..others say it but I usually (in Finnish) use e.g. for the Bf 110 "hundred ten" ("satakymppi").
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Jon Eeles
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I have alway thought it is One One Oh, or One Oh Nine.
I am sure most veterans call them this way but bet that each country will have its own way.
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George Hopp
The Germans called the 109 the ...
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"one hundred nine" and the 110 the "one hundred ten." So, I imagine they just carried that on with the "two hundred ten" and "four hundred ten."
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"one hundred nine" and the 110 the "one hundred ten." So, I imagine they just carried that on with the "two hundred ten" and "four hundred ten."
George
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:14 PM
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NickM
Thanks to all who replied...
Mon Dec 20, 2004 06:24
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Ron, funny thing is I PERSONALLY use the expression 'one-ten', 'two-ten', 'four-ten'...I was made curious by having watched the old 'Masterpiece Theater' miniseries, 'A Piece of Cake' (one of my favorite WW2 novels, I might add); in there the RAF pilots referred to it as the 'one-one-oh', so I was JUST curious if I was using the wrong expression.
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