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PHONETIC ALPHABETS

FDNY VS NYPD VS NATO


A ADAM ADAM ALPHA
B BOY BOY BRAVO
C CHARLES CHARLES CHARLIE
D DAVID DAVID DELTA
E EDWARD EDDIE ECHO
F FRANK FRANK FOXTROT
G GEORGE GEORGE GOLF
H HENRY HENRY HOTEL
I IDA IDA INDIA
J JOHN JOHN JUJLIET
K KING KING KILO
L LINCOLN LARRY LIMA
M MARY MIKE MIKE
N NORA NORA NOVEMBER
O OCEAN OSCAR OSCAR
P PAUL PETER PAPA
Q QUEEN QUEEN QUEBEC
R ROBERT ROBERT ROMEO
S SAM SAM SIERRA
T TOM THOMAS TANGO
U UNION UNION UNIFORM
V VICTOR VICTOR VICTOR
W WILLIAM WILLIAM WHISKEY
X XRAY XRAY XRAY
Y YOUNG YELLOW YANKEE
Z ZEBRA ZEBRA ZULU


FDNY & NYPD have 19 letters that are the same.
FDNY, NYPD and NATO have 2 letters that are the same - VICTOR, XRAY
Side by side, there really isn't too much difference. Even if you get one wrong, the message will get through.
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