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Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 2:59am

Aerosvet, Belgrade, Thursday, 30 June 1949

No.66 (Fighter-Bomber) Squadron of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force has begun conversion to the Soko Strsljen jet aircraft in succession to the Soko Jastreb. The first six aircraft were delivered to the unit at Ravine Air Base, near Banja Luka in the province of Bosnia. The squadron is expected to be operational with its new aircraft before winter, and it is expected that No.67 (Fighter Bomber) Squadron, also stationed at Ravine Air Base, will follow in transitioning to the Strsljen.

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Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 3:50am

Random question that I've just never asked before.

How... do you pronounce "Strsljen"???

My best guess would be "Stressle-yen" or maybe "Stur-sl-yen", but I have no idea if I'm even operating with the correct phonetic rules.

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Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 9:48am

Even Google translate doesn't have a voice output for it!

I think the correct spelling is Stršljen or Stršljeni.

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Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 12:56pm

Even Google translate doesn't have a voice output for it!

I think the correct spelling is Stršljen or Stršljeni.


Stršljen is the proper spelling in Croatian, meaning Hornet. Somewhere along the line I dropped the accent mark in typing it and just do a cut and paste. As to how a native speaker might pronounce it, I have no clue. Ask Vukovlad if you can find him. ;)