Category talk:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

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Category:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle[edit]

Main category and subs should use the same name for the aircraft, either Category:F-15 Eagle (the official designation for the aircraft), Category:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (the original manufacturer), or Category:Boeing F-15 Eagle (the current manufacturer). The subs predominantly use the official designation "F-15 Eagle", but it is common for aircraft cats to include the manufacturer as well. There is no particular need for different to match the same pattern, but for each particular aircraft, the same name for that aircraft should be used across all categories. Josh (talk) 18:31, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Name Pros Cons
F-15 Eagle
  • Current name used in almost all cases on Commons
  • Current official designation (per Tri-Service (MDS) system)
  • Unambiguous title
  • Short and clean title for a major category for practical purposes
  • Does not include manufacturer name which is common for aircraft type categories
  • Requires rename of parent category
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
  • Current name for parent category
  • Classic name found in majority of older literature
  • Name with which the aircraft was introduced to the public
  • Similar to naming pattern of other aircraft types
  • Technically inaccurate for the type as it only covers 1970s-1990s examples
  • Old name not current since mid-1990s.
  • Longest and most cumbersome title for practical purposes
  • Requires renaming of dozens of sub-cats
Boeing F-15 Eagle
  • Current manufacturer name
  • Name under which the aircraft has been made for most of its production run
  • Relatively concise middle-ground on practical grounds
  • Similar to naming pattern of other aircraft types
  • Technically inaccurate for the type as it only covers 1990s-present examples
  • Less well used by many sources, especially older ones
  • Requires rename of parent category and dozens of sub-cats
McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle
(or reverse)
  • Covers both manufacturers
  • Un-official hodge-podge
  • Long and unweildy on practical grounds
  • Requires rename of parent category and dozens of sub-cats

Leaving it as-is is a non-starter as it poses significant problems for searches, templates, and other tools. Let's pick one and go with it. Josh (talk) 18:53, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Option 1 is by far the least problematic. Neither "named" solution is correct, and the dual-named solution is just really bad for the reasons pointed out. Huntster (t @ c) 13:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
I support Option 1 as well. It is clean, clear, and concise. Josh (talk) 19:08, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

@Huntster: Closed (no objection to option 1, change names throughout tree to consistently refer to the aircraft family as "F-15 Eagle") Josh (talk) 03:50, 9 November 2019 (UTC)