Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

Which of the following aircraft was known as the King Cobra?



Question 2 of 10

Question 2

What is the name of this US flying ace from World War Two?

Flying Ace
Source: WikiMedia Commons


Richard Bong
Robert Samuel Johnson
David McCampbell
William Vale

Question 3 of 10

Question 3

What prototype aircraft was borrowed by British European Airways for an innovative four-week series of commercial flights in 1950?

Vickers Vanguard
Douglas DC-4
Vickers Viscount 630
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

Which one these aeroplanes did NOT feature a twin-boom configuration?

Vought F4U Corsair
de Havilland Vampire

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

What was the given nickname of the P-51B Mustang flown by Colonel James Howell Howard when he rescued a formation of B-17s in 1944?

Ding Hao
Siwang Feiji

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

What was the average unit price of a Boeing B-47E Stratojet before its retirement from service in 1969?

$1.2 Million USD
$1.9 Million USD
$3 Million USD
$2.1 Million USD

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

What is the name given to the folkloric mischievous creature that is said to cause malfunctions in aircraft?


Question 8 of 10

Question 8

Which of the following aircraft had the most horsepower?

B-29 Superfortress
Lancaster Bomber
P-51 Mustang
Gloster Meteor

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

What was the top speed of the Spitfire Mk.IIa?


Question 10 of 10

Question 10

Can you identify this aircraft from just its nose section?

Nose section
Source: Key Collection


Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Heinkel He 177
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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