Historic Aviation Quiz: Coastal Command Edition

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Question 1 of 10

In which year was Coastal Command formed?


Question 2 of 10

Which aircraft is pictured below?


Saro A.27 London
Supermarine Stranraer
Saro S.36 Lerwick
Supermarine Sea Otter

Question 3 of 10

What was the motto of Coastal Command?

Coast by Day and Night
Constant Endeavour
Coastal Strike
Coastal Endeavour

Question 4 of 10

What anti-submarine device is pictured below?

Quiz Im 2

Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD)
Leigh Light

Question 5 of 10

What nickname was given to the life jackets worn by Coastal Command crews?

‘Rat Trap’
‘Mae West’
‘Paul Pry’
‘Bearded Lady’

Question 6 of 10

Which Royal Air Force squadron was the only one to be equipped with the Northrop N-3PB?

No. 269 Squadron
No. 210 Squadron
No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron
No. 320 (Dutch) Squadron

Question 7 of 10

Which aircraft is pictured below?

Quiz Im 3

Blackburn Botha
Vickers Windsor
De Havilland Flamingo
Blackburn Firebrand

Question 8 of 10

What name was given to the Supermarine Walrus prototype?

Supermarine Seal V
Supermarine Seagull V
Supermarine Pinniped V
Supermarine Plymouth V

Question 9 of 10

Who was appointed Commander-in-Chief of Coastal Command in June 1941?

Air Marshal Sir John Baker
Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert de la Ferté
Air Chief Marshal Sir William Sholto Douglas
Air Marshal Sir John Slessor

Question 10 of 10

Which engine powered the Short S.25 Sunderland?

Bristol Pegasus VI
Bristol Hercules XIX
Rolls-Royce Kestrel
Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp

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