C is for aircraft, that's good enough for me
April 29, 2016 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Naming multiple puppies, difficulty factor: Aircraft that start with C

biscotti and I are planning another litter, this time breeding Zhora to Bert via the magic of FedEx and medical-grade turkey basters. I'll try to remember to post a link to the inevitable puppycam after there are puppies in the fall.

All their fancypants names will be Alkemi [something] LS, where LS is a Swedish abbreviation for long tail type (which they should all be because DNA). This is the third litter, so all the [something]s will start with C. We had considered a Culture litter for Banks, peace be upon him, but maybe telling people their dog is "Alkemi Cheradinine Zakalwe LS" is maybe not so great. So the new theme is aircraft, because aircraft are zoomy. We already have the following names listed:

Specific aircraft:
The ex-Hronish assault ship Clear Air Turbulence (Hey, it's atmosphere capable so close enough and it's a great name if the Magic Puppy we're hoping for is there)
Columbia (was thinking of the Apollo 11 capsule but the other one blew up soooo maybe not)
Columbine, Ike's AF1 (but the school shooting...)

Kinds of aircraft:
Concorde
Constellation
Catalina
Coronado
Corsair
Cougar
Crusader
Canberra
The entire set of NATO reporting names for transport aircraft

What are we missing? What are some other aircraft that start with C that one might reasonably call a dog (ie not "Cargomaster" or "Cookpot")? Especially, can y'all think of warbird nose art names that start with C? Double-especially if there are pictures of the nose art?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe to Pets & Animals (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Chinook
posted by arcolz at 10:55 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


This list might help!
posted by amnesia and magnets at 10:57 AM on April 29, 2016


Cobra.
posted by Bruce H. at 10:57 AM on April 29, 2016




There's Cessna and Cirrus, but both of those are brands rather than aircraft models..
posted by bondcliff at 11:00 AM on April 29, 2016


Cessna aircraft models
posted by reren at 11:01 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Cessna (manufacturer)
Cherokee (range of Piper single engines)
Cirrus (manufacturer)
Commander
Comanche
Curtiss (as in Curtiss-Wright)
Citabria
Champion
Cub
Citation

These are all general aviation-related.
posted by backseatpilot at 11:02 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


C-130 Hercules!
posted by _DB_ at 11:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cub, as in Piper Cub. Piper also has a Cherokee.
posted by bondcliff at 11:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


COBRA Rattler!
posted by the phlegmatic king at 11:04 AM on April 29, 2016


DHC-4 Caribou: a older bush plane, but still flying in the Canadian North.
Convair Charger: A close-air-support prototype from the 60s
posted by bonehead at 11:04 AM on April 29, 2016


Camel, as in Snoopy's Sopwith Camel.
posted by Rumple at 11:05 AM on April 29, 2016


MIT built a human-powered airplane called Chrysalis.
posted by bondcliff at 11:10 AM on April 29, 2016


Caravelle
Comet
Condor
posted by cardboard at 11:11 AM on April 29, 2016


Thanks everyone so far! This is really helpful especially because it's so easy to remember "Caravelle" while you're walking along but forget it by the time you're where the list is.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:28 AM on April 29, 2016


Citabria! (Or Champion, for that matter)
posted by Alterscape at 11:28 AM on April 29, 2016


Chandra Not strictly aircraft, but still.
posted by effluvia at 11:32 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


(Caproni) Campini
posted by Nice Guy Mike at 11:35 AM on April 29, 2016


Da Cota
posted by Namlit at 11:42 AM on April 29, 2016


[okay I know it's Dakota, but how does that look Da Kota. and there's no c in it that way..]
posted by Namlit at 11:42 AM on April 29, 2016


C is for:
Chemodan (Russian for Suitcase) is the Russian Sukhoi Su 24 bomber
Chaika ( Russian for the Seagull) is an older unit named for it's wing shape and officially called thePolikarpov I-15
Claude was the Allied reporting name for the Mitsubishi A5M and predecessor for the Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero'.
Cuckoo is a British biplane torpedo bomber made by Sopwith
posted by zenon at 11:46 AM on April 29, 2016


Coanda
Convair Coronado
posted by penguinicity at 12:26 PM on April 29, 2016


Some nose art:

Classy Chassy
Cripes
Champaign Lady
Chief
Chosin
posted by Rob Rockets at 12:40 PM on April 29, 2016


Citation, airplane and also a horse.
posted by X4ster at 1:17 PM on April 29, 2016


Pilots referred to the Constellation as the 'Connie'.
posted by Homer42 at 1:38 PM on April 29, 2016


Canadair
posted by colin_l at 4:30 PM on April 29, 2016


Good suggestions above, -
I worked at an airplane mfg. company for a while. It had previously been Convair - formed out of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft, when I was there it was the Convair division of General Dynamics.
posted by rudd135 at 6:09 PM on April 29, 2016


Chopper
posted by unreasonable at 6:53 PM on April 29, 2016


We had considered a Culture litter for Banks, peace be upon him, but maybe telling people their dog is "Alkemi Cheradinine Zakalwe LS" is maybe not so great.

Alkemi Cargo Cult LS
Alkemi Credibility Problem LS
Alkemi Cantankerous LS
Alkemi Charitable View LS
Alkemi Charming But Irrational LS
Alkemi Conventional Wisdom LS
Alkemi Contents May Differ LS
Alkemi Caconym LS

Actual aircraft (via list of RAF aircraft types):
Chinook
Chipmunk
Cirrus Moth
Comet
Crusader
Cornell
Crusader
Cleveland
Campania
Camel
Cadet
Commodore
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:09 AM on May 4, 2016


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