Historic Aviation Quiz

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Question 1 of 10

Question 1

In what year did production end in Curtiss Wright's Buffalo plant, known for producing over 13,000 P-40's during World War II?


Question 2 of 10

Question 2

Who was Paul Tibbets?

A test pilot for Hawker
The only pilot to fly for both the allied and axis powers during WWII?
The pilot of the 'Enola Gay' when it dropped 'Little Boy'
The first ever British flying ace?

Question 3 of 10

Question 3

What engine powered the Bristol Beaufort?

Bristol Hercules
Bristol Taurus
Bristol Jupiter
Bristol Perseus

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

What was the maximum speed of the Hawker Nimrod II?

194 mph
204 mph
214 mph
224 mph

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

In what year did the Messerschmitt ME-109 V13 fly the world record (for the time) of 379 mph?


Question 6 of 10

Question 6

What was the unusual quality of the SAAB 21?

It had a twin boom configuration
It had a pusher engine
It had both a twin boom configuration and pusher engine
It didn't have landing gear

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

In what year did the first prototype of the Blackburn Beverley fly?


Question 8 of 10

Question 8

What aeroplane has been affectionately referred to as the 'Cadillac of the skies'?

Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Supermarine Spitfire
Ilyushin Il-2
North American P-51 Mustang

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

On what date was the Hispano Buchón retired?

16 June 1955
3 July 1959
29 February 1961
6 October 1965

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

Air Marshal Sir George Jones achieved the longest continuous tenure of any RAAF chief. How long was this tenure?

5 years
10 years
15 years
20 years

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