The Naming of the Parts
As with anything the military does – they love their acronyms and nomenclature. All equipment has an abbreviated short hand code for its designator, and often will have a troop nick name as well.
For Air Frames:
The A designates an ATTACK platform – a plane designed to target, engage and destroy land based / sea based assets of the enemy. This will mean anything from tanks, trains, power stations, communications and anything rolling down the freeway. One of the most famous is the Air Force A-…