Brevity Words

This page contains a list of "brevity words" used by real military fighter pilots. These are used to communicate information effectively while tying up the radio frequency for the shortest period possible. You will often hear your copilots use these words in Falcon. Wikipedia also has an article on these words - Brevity Code.

Aimpoint true
indicates weapons have hit target with desired effects
Angels
thousands of feet ("angels ten" = 10000 feet)
Arizona
aircraft is out of anti-radiation missiles
Augured in
an airplane has crashed into the ground
Azimuth split
multiple groups of enemy aircraft are at different bearings from the pilot
Bandit
a confirmed hostile aircraft
Bingo
the fuel level at which the mission must be aborted in order to return to base before running out of fuel
Bogey
a radar or visual contact whose identity is unknown
Buddy spike
the aircraft just locked onto is friendly, do not fire
Bullseye
a predetermined geographic reference point used as a reference for bearing and range calls
Buster
fly at maximum possible speed
Chick
a friendly aircraft
Clean and naked
no enemies on radar and no spikes on the RWR
Continue as fragged
continue the mission as briefed
Cover
take a defensive position and cover the flight leader
Dakota
aircraft is out of A-G ordnance
Ducks
missile decoys
Fox one
aircraft launched an SARH missile
Fox two
aircraft launched an infrared missile
Fox three
aircraft launched an AMRAAM missile
Foxtrot uniform
fucked up
Goose eggs
all pilots missed their targets
Hound dog
aircraft requesting permission to engage
Joker
aircraft has just enough fuel to return to base
Juliet sierra
all pilots missed their targets
Kansas
aircraft is out of air-to-air ordnance
Knife fight
a close-in dogfight
Lawn dart
an aircraft that has crashed into the ground
Leakers
enemy aircraft that have gotten past their escorts
Midnight
AWACS can no longer provide control to friendly aircraft
Movers
ground vehicles
Mud
enemy ground radar indication on the RWR
Music
ECM equipment is active
Nevada
aircraft is out of Maverick missiles
No joy
pilot cannot see the target
Playmate
friendly aircraft in the pilot's mission
Print
enemy radar target has been identified
Ray gun
aircraft has locked onto an unidentified target
Rockeyes
cluster bombs
Shooter
the aircraft designated to attack the target (as opposed to "cover")
Sierra hotel
shit hot, a term used to describe ace pilots
Skosh
aircraft is out of active radar missiles
Slapshot
fire a HARM missile at a ground target
Sniper
fire a HARM missile at a ground target
Sunrise
AWACS is available to provide control functions
Tally
a bogey or target has been spotted
Tango uniform
broken or not functioning
Trespass
a friendly aircraft has entered the range of enemy SAMs
Winchester
aircraft is out of all weapons
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