Historic Aviation Quiz

Test your knowledge of Historic Aviation with this week's quiz! Let us know what score you get!

Question 1 of 10

Question 1) Which of these aircraft was often known by its nickname the ‘Twin Mustang’?

F-84
F-82
P-38
P-40

Question 2 of 10

Question 2) Which of these WWII aircraft had the highest top speed?

Messerschmitt Me 163
Lockheed P-80
Supermarine Spitfire
P-51 Mustang

Question 3 of 10

Question 3) What was the official given name for the 'Dambusters' mission?

Operation Castrate
Operation Aquamarine
Operation Chastise
Operation Excoriate

Question 4 of 10

Question 4) What invention allowed the bullets of a mounted machine gun to be synchronized with the propeller of an aeroplane, allowing bullets to travel through gaps in the rotating propellor?

Synchroniser
Interrupter
Integrated alternator
There is no such invention

Question 5 of 10

Question 5) What was the Allied reporting name of the Nakajima Ki-43?

Bravo
Hotel
Lemur
Oscar

Question 6 of 10

Question 6) Commander Charles Samson was the first to take off from a moving ship. When did he do it?

1912
1919
1921
1924

Question 7 of 10

Question 7) What was claimed to be the world's busiest airport in the year 1970?

Paris/Charles de Gaulle
Chicago/Midway
London/Heathrow
Beijing/Capital

Question 8 of 10

Question 8) In what year did the Avro Lancaster retire from active service?

1947
1950
1952
1954

Question 9 of 10

Question 9) Which of these aeroplanes had the shortest length?

Brewster F2A Buffalo
Hawker Hurricane
F4U Corsair
P47 Thunderbolt

Question 10 of 10

Question 10) By 1918, the German Luftstreitkräfte had acquired 2,709 what?

Airships
Front-line aircraft
Reconnaissance aircraft
Air crew

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