ARCHIVED: What is the standard phonetic alphabet?

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The standard phonetic alphabet used in aviation and by some militaries (mostly those in English-speaking countries) is listed below:

  alfa bravo charlie delta echo foxtrot golf hotel india juliet kilo
  lima mike november oscar papa quebec romeo sierra tango uniform
  victor whiskey x-ray yankee zulu

The numbers are spelled differently to suggest a particular pronunciation. Also, nine was changed to "niner" to avoid confusion with the German word "nein" for "no".

  zero one two tree fower fife six seven eight niner

For complete information about spelling variants for the NATO phonetic alphabet, plus other alphabets in use internationally, see:

  http://www.faqs.org/faqs/radio/phonetic-alph/full/

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