Abbreviations
 
AAFCE Allied Air Forces Central Europe
ABDR Air Battle Damage Repair
ACM Air Combat Maneuvering
AFFTC Air Force Flight Test Center
AG Aufklärungsgeschwader- Reconnaissance Wing
AJU Ana Jet Üs - Main Jet Base (Turkish Jet Base)
AMI Aeronautica Militare Italiana - Italian Air Force
APC Automatic Pitch Control - Automatische Aufbäum-Kontrolle
ARGE Arbeitsgemeinschaft - cooperation group
ARPS US Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School, part of AFFTC
ATAF Allied Tactical Air Force - Alliierte Taktische Luftflotte
AVA Aussonderungs- und Verwertungs-Anordnung (struck off charge order)
AWX Allwetter-Jägerversion (All Weather)
BABw Bauaufsicht der Bundeswehr (construction supervision of the German Armed Forces)
BAF Belgian Air Force
BFM Basic Fighter Maneuvers (Grundflugmanöver im Luftkampf)
BDRT Battle Damage Repair Training
CB Caccia Bombardieri (Fighterbomber), AMI
CBO Caccia Bombardieri Ognitempo (All-Weather Fighterbomber), AMI
CBOS Caccia Bombardieri Ognitempo Speciali (All-Weather Fighterbomber, Nuclear), AMI
CCTS Combat Crew Training Squadron (USAF)
CCTW Combat Crew Training Wing (USAF)
CCV Control Configured Vehicle (c/n 8100 98+36)
CFE Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, Treaty of January 10, 1989
CFIT Controlled flight into terrain (Kontrollierter Flug ins Gelände)
CI Caccia Intercettori (Fighter-Interceptor), AMI
CIO Caccia Intercettori Ognitempo (All-Weather Fighter-Interceptor), AMI
c/n construction number
CR Caccia Ricognitori (Reconnaissance Fighter), AMI
CRO Caccia Ricognitori Ognitempo (All-Weather Reconnaissance Fighter), AMI
DBR Damage Beyond Repair (irreparable Schäden)
d/d delivery date
DLIR Depot Level Inspection and Repair; Canadian for: Inspection, Repair As Necessary (Periodische Inspektion)
DLT Doppellastträger - twin store carrier rack
EdA Ejercito del Aire (Spanish Air Force)
EOR End of Runway - end-of-runway inspection section
ErpSt Erprobungsstelle - Test Unit
ETG Ersatzteilgewinnung - spares recovery
f/f first flight
Filo Squadron (Turkish AF)
FOD Foreign Object Damage (Fremdkörper)
FUS Flugzeugunion-Süd, München (cooperation group South)
FWS Fighter Weapons School
GAF German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
GCA Ground Controlled Approach (Bodengesteuerter Anflug)
GIA Ground Instructional Aircraft (Ausbildungsflugzeug)
GN German Navy - Marine
GPS Güteprüfsicherung (construction supervision of the German Armed Forces), follow up of BABw in 1971
HAF Hellenic Air Force
HAS Hardened Aircraft Shelter (Flugzeugschutzbau)
Hptm Hauptmann - Captain (German rank)
i/a instructional aircraft
IGV Inlet Guide Vanes - Drosselregelung der Eintrittsleitschaufeln
IABG Industrie-Anlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (Ottobrunn)
INS Inertial Navigation System (Litton LN-3) Inertiales Navigationssystem (Trägheitsnavigation)
IRAN Inspection, Repair As Necessary (Periodische Inspektion)
JASDF Japanese Air Self Defense Forces - Japan Air Force
JG Jagdgeschwader - Fighter Wing
JaboG Jagdbombergeschwader - Fighter Bomber Wing
KLU Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Royal Netherlands Air Force
LAC Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation
LCC Lockheed Company California
LEADS 200 Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Audio Emergency Warning System
l/f last flight
l/n last noted
LOROP Long Range Oblique Photography
LPR Luftwaffenparkregiment, Air Force Maintenance Unit (Erding AB)
LVR Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment, Air Force Maintenance Unit (Erding AB)
LwSchleuse Luftwaffenschleuse 11 Manching AB, Air Force Depot Unit
MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group USAF, (USAF Beraterteam in Bonn)
MAP Mutual Aid Program (USA)
MAP Mutual Assistance Program (USA)
Marine German Navy (GN)
MBB Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (manufacturer)
MDAP Mutual Defense Assistance Program (USA)
MFG Marinefliegergeschwader - Navy Flying Wing
Mira Squadron (Hellenic AF)
MTA Militair Toezicht Aanbouw - Bauaufsicht der Niederlande (construction supervision of the RNLAF)
MTT Messerschmitt factory
MTU Motoren-und Turbinen-Union, München
NAF Navel Air Facility (Navy Luftstützpunkt)
NAS Navel Air Station (Navy Luftstützpunkt)
OCU Operational Conversion Unit (Waffenschule 10 (WaSLw 10))
OTU Operational Training Unit (6 Strike-Recce OTU CAF)
OGMA Oficinas Gerais de Meterial Aeronautico (Portuguese maintenance center)
PDM Periodic Depot Maintenance
QRA Quick Reaction Alert (Alarmstart)
NASARR North American Search and Range Radar
Pterix Wing (Hellenic AF)
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force (now part of the CAF)
RDAF Kongelige Danske Flyvevabnet. Royal Danish Air Force
RN Royal Navy (UK)
RNAS Royal Navy Air Station (UK)
RNLAF Royal Netherlands Air Force - Koninklijke Luchtmacht
RNoAF Royal Norwegian Air Force
ROCAF Republic of China Air Force - Taiwan Luftwaffe
SABCA Societe Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aeronautiques (manufacturer)
SAL Scottish Aviation Limited, at Prestwick (maintenance facility for CAF in Europe)
SID Standard Instrument Departure - Standard-Instrumentenabflug
SLAR Side Looking Airborne Radar (RF-104G)
SMS Special Mission Squadron (RF-104G ROCAF)
s/n serial number
soc struck off charge
SOC Side Oblique Camera (Seitensichtkamera) RF-104G Marine (German Navy)
sos struck off service
SUU Suspension Underwing Unit (SUU-20 bomb dispenser), Übungsbombenträger
TA Techniche Anweisung (technical order)
TAM Tactical Air Meet, before 1978 called TWM
TDY Temporary Duty Assignment (assignment at a location other than the employee's permanent duty station)
TFTS Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (Ausbildungs Staffel)
TFW Tactical Fighter Wing (Taktisches Geschwader)
THK Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
TLP Tactical Leadership Programme
toc taken on charge
tos taken on service
TSLw Technische Schule der Luftwaffe, Technical School
TWM Tactical Weapons Meet, after 1976 called TAM
VEBEG "Verwertungsgesellschaft für Besatzungsgüter", bundeseigene Treuhandgesellschaft
VFW Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke, Bremen (ARGE North factory)
WTD 61 Wehrtechnische Dienststelle der Bundeswehr, Test Unit (Manching AB)
wfu withdrawn from use
w/o written off
WaSLw 10 Waffenschule der Luftwaffe 10 - Operational Conversion Unit (Jever AB)
ZAE Zentrale Ausbildungs Einrichtung, OCU F-4F, GAF
ZELL Zero Length Launch
copyright: 2005-2017 Hubert Peitzmeier
update: @ March 12, 2017