I'm watching Danny Glover's "Flight of the Intruder" on Netflix.

I'm able to figure out most of the slang and acronyms, but I can't figure out these 2:

  1. B.N.
  2. B.'s

In the case of #1, it's apparently some sort of officer or job (navigator?). In the case of #2 it's a type of airplane, and I can only judge that I do not believe it means B-52.

Example: "I heard you were my new B.N. sir"

Example: "I'm not even rated on the B's!"

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    Would you be able to provide either clips from the movie showing the use of these acronyms, or provide the dialog itself? – MattD Mar 11 '16 at 2:36
  • @MattD I don't have any clips other than the trailer, but I added some dialogue. – Hack-R Mar 11 '16 at 2:55
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    Why did you rollback my edit? We have a strict policy against genre tags in any use other than for ID questions and even those are questionable. – Catija Mar 11 '16 at 2:56
  • @Catija I was combining the tags but then I thought better of it and reverted to just the one you suggested. – Hack-R Mar 11 '16 at 2:57

Thanks to the Wiki page of Naval Acronyms:

B/N - Bombardier/Navigator (no longer used)

It doesn't list anything for "b" or "b's".

  • I was looking at the same list. I'm wondering if it could possibly be the BZ one at the bottom, but pronounced phonetically? – MattD Mar 11 '16 at 2:37
  • Maybe... I'd think "BZ" would be pronounced "bee zee", though... Hmmm. – Catija Mar 11 '16 at 2:39
  • Yeah, I've asked OP to provide either clips or dialog to try and figure out how they're said and what was going on to try and determine what they might mean. That's the problem with acronyms: without context, no one will likely know what they're for. – MattD Mar 11 '16 at 2:41
  • @MattD I provided the requested example, but to explain - I assumed the people responding would've seen the film. I don't think it's B.Z.; it could be, but now I'm thinking that maybe it just means bombardier and they were being referred to in the plural. – Hack-R Mar 11 '16 at 2:54
  • @Hack-R I've never even heard of it, let alone seen it. – Catija Mar 11 '16 at 2:55

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