Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Taking to the air for the first time in August 1945, what kind of aeroplane was Japan’s twin-engined Nakajima Kikka?


Question 2 of 10

By what nickname was Cutiss-Wright’s XP-55 experimental fighter (below) better known by?

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Question 3 of 10

Can you identify the below type?
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Bristol Tramp
de Havilland DH.18
BAT F.K.26

Question 4 of 10

On December 17, 1960, British European Airways introduced what aeroplane into service?

Vickers VC10
Vickers Vanguard
Lockheed Super Constellation
Lockheed L-188 Electra

Question 5 of 10

Handley-Page Halifax LV907 ‘Friday the 13th’ completed more operational missions than any other examples of the famed type. But how many was it?


Question 6 of 10

What was the unofficial name given to Gloster’s revolutionary Gloster F. 9/37 night-fighter?

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Question 7 of 10

Who was the pilot at the controls of the prototype Saunders-Roe SR.45 Princess (G-ALUN) for its maiden sortie on August 22, 1952?

Howard Saint
Walter Gibb
John Stanley Booth
Geoffrey Tyson

Question 8 of 10

What aeroplane did the United Sates Navy use to set a world speed record averaging 1,452km/h over a 3km course at a height of just 125ft throughout in 1961?

McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II
North American RF-100A
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

Question 9 of 10

Which British ace credited with downing German ace Werner Voss on September 23, 1917?

James McCudden
Keith Muspratt
Harold A Hamersley
Arthur Rhys Davids

Question 10 of 10

What helicopter is acknowledged as the first example of the type to fly in combat on April 25, 1944?

Sikorsky YR-4B
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache
Vought-Sikorsky VS-300
Platt-LePage XR-1

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