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Germann Herring
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posted 11-01-1999 09:00 AM     Profile for Germann Herring   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Ich haben no doubt that dis vill sound like a stoopid qvestion, but vas ist this term der Tommies use . . . "Going Vinchester!"

Ich haben looked at mein official Tommie Slang manual und Ich can nicht finden any reference to das term.

Perhaps means "going home" (poor little Tommie doesn't vant to play any more?)


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Schatten
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posted 11-01-1999 09:05 AM     Profile for Schatten   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
It means out of gun ammunition ammunition, Amerikaner term originally. I think it goes back to W.W. I when a pilot ran out of machinegun ammunition all he had to fight with was a rifle. Hence Winchester. Although I could be wrong on the origins, that's what it means though.

Schattenjaeger

"Der Horrido...Der Horrido..."

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CFrancisco
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posted 11-01-1999 09:09 AM     Profile for CFrancisco   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I think they say "OH BLOODY HELL!" then they run for good ole England. dont quote me but im just guessing...LOL
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Karnak
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posted 11-01-1999 12:29 PM     Profile for Karnak   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
We do not "run for ole England", I think the term should be "head home for tea". Except when I stick around to chase you Huns into the ground with my unarmed Spit. These thing really have you chaps unnerved Its a remarkable thing to watch, 109s belly landing in their desparate haste to get the terrible englishman off of his tail. Perhaps it was a Vichy fighter?

Sisu

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Nashwan
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posted 11-01-1999 04:33 PM     Profile for Nashwan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I always thought theterm was much older, dating from the introduction of Winchester repeating rifles. Because they had a much higher ROF than contemporary guns, they ran out of ammo sooner, hence "I've gone Winchester".
IMHO

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Spin Doctor
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posted 11-01-1999 04:40 PM     Profile for Spin Doctor   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Actually, the use of going winchester may be a misnomer in EAW. From what I understand, this was a term used by jet fighter pilots who, when out of missiles, would say "I've gone winchester", meaning they only had guns.
I can't remember where I read this though.

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Stanley99
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posted 11-01-1999 04:43 PM     Profile for Stanley99     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Sorry, a bit off the "Winchester", but it reminds me of one of the funniest - IMHO - words I ever read in a manual for a flight-sim; in Falcon 3.0, it is said that when you repeatedly order your wingman to do something very stupid - like breaking low when actually flying low - they will reply with "Kilo Mike Alpha" - " Kiss My A**" !!!

In the game I never heard that...propably because they - or I - were shot down too fast....

Stan

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Edwin Rommel
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posted 11-01-1999 11:50 PM     Profile for Edwin Rommel   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Herr Spin Doktor

I think I agree- zhat term is von used by the flaming ars* jockey's- Anybody know if it was used in WWII?- Glaube nicht?- My library says "not"

Danke

E.R.


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