Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

Which of these planes was often known by its nickname the ‘Twin Mustang’?


Question 2 of 10

Question 2

Of the following Soviet aircraft, which was the first to fly?


Lavochkin La-5
MiG 1
Yakovlev Yak-1
Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-1

Question 3 of 10

Question 3

Which aeroplane was famously flown by Manfred von Richthofen?

Manfred von Richthofen
Manfred von Richthofen. Source: WikiMedia Commons.


Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker
Albatross B.I
Junkers D.I
Sopwith Camel

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

Which of the following was the most highly produced engine?

Liberty L-12
Daimler-Benz DB 605
Nakajima Sakae
Rolls-Royce Merlin

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

Silverstone race track in Northamptonshire is built on the site of a former RAF station. Which parts of the track are named after its history?

Hanger Straight and Wellington Straight
Cockpit Corner and Wellington Straight
Lancaster Straight and Cockpit Corner
Hanger Straight and Lancaster Straight 

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

What was the worlds' first large-scale mass produced helicopter?


Avro 671 Rota Mk.I
Sikorsky R-4B ‘Hoverfly’
Bristol 'Heliogyro' R.I
Doblhoff/WNF 342

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

What was the task of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘Enola Gay’ during the Nagasaki bombing mission on August 9 1945?

Photo Reconnaissance
Strike/Bombing Aircraft
Weather Reconnaissance
Back-up Aircraft 

Question 8 of 10

Question 8

Which of these Japanese bombers was a seaplane ?

Yokosuka P1Y
Mitsubishi Ki-21
Kawanishi H6K4
Nakajima G8N

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

On what date did the Handley Page Halifax perform its maiden flight?

Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halifax. Source: WikiMedia Commons


31 October 1940
25 October 1939
8 October 1939
3 November 1938

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

In what month did the Wright brothers receive their first contract for a military aircraft from the US Government?

February 1908
December 1908
June 1909
January 1910

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