Warplane "Xs" what are they called?

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Kind of a random question, but I've seen those bomber and war planes with these painted on the sides...

    Sometimes they will be an icon of something, then they are X'd out and there are several of them, but I have no idea what these things are called...I want to add them to a custom...but want a reference picture.

    Sometimes B1 bombers have them near the cockpit, and they will have enemy plane - with X over it.

    (sorry if the nazi symbols offend anyone, but this pic is the only thing I could find in the last hour...it's sorta what I am talking about)
     

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  2. Ravenxl7

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    I can't remember what their called, but I know what you're talking about. They represent how many enemy planes that one plane has taken out or helped take out. I've seen some of them in person before. I'll see if I can find any picturs of them for you.

    Edit: This probably won't help, but it's the closest thing I can find. It's a picture of the side of the plane known as Bockscar. The pictures of the fat guy are the same basic idea, though with this specific example it has more to do with the peticular bomber, and what it carried.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Bockscar_noseart.jpg

    On a side note, its' a really beautiful plane in person. It's probably been a couple of years since I've been down there though.

    Edit2: Here's another example. This time using little images of bombs instead of enemy planes or other images representing their cargo:

    http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/images/2007/09/27/b29missamerica2.jpg
     
  3. HMB3

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    Yep... that particular B-29 delivered the second atomic bomb, dubbed "Fatman" to its target in Nagasaki.

    As for the emblems, I believe they are called "victory flags."
     
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    "kills" ?
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    After hours of research, I believe they are called either enemy kills, kill credits, or ..hell, nobody knows. I should ask the old guy who lives in my complex, he looks WWII'ish
     
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    They are called kills.
     
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    I agree. I believe they are called kills or confirmed kills. Hey F_R, wotcha got cookin'?:sly2: 
     
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    I'd name em:

    'f***ker who shouldn't have f***ed with me #1', and so on.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    you'll see tomorrow :)  varnish is drying ...he's sleeping for the night :) 
     
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    Wouldn't happen to be a not-so-little red plane now, would it? =3
     
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    no way. ;) 
     
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    On bombers they also represented missions ie:no sorties over enemy territory.
     
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    I gave my Dad a ring to ask him. He's a retired US Air Force fighter and bomber pilot who served durring the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He said they are refered to as "Kills", "Confirmed Kills", or "Kill Signs".
     
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    I`ve always known them as kill markings.
     
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    Well, thanks for the help guys. Whatever they're called, they were put on the alt mode of a custom ;) 
     
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    think ther called kills or markers
     
  17. Pun-3X

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    Yeah, that's a good point. On Bombers, they represented each mission. For fighter planes it was the number of kills shot down.

    Yeah, I showed up late. Got me curious as to what you're up to.
     

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