Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Along with the legendary Barnes Wallis, who is the other person associated with the design and development of the Vickers Wellington?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

Sir George Edwards
Reginald Kirshaw ‘Rex’ Pierson
Joseph ‘Mutt’ Summers
William Armstrong

Question 2 of 10

What were the names of the two toy mascots carried by Capt John Alcock and Lt Arthur Whitten Brown during their historic Transatlantic flight on June 14, 1919?

‘Lucky Jim’ and ‘Twinkletoes’
‘Alpha’ and ‘Beta’
‘Vickers’ and ‘Vimy’
‘Charlie’ and ‘Lindbergh’

Question 3 of 10

How many examples of the twin-engine, tandem rotor Belvedere were produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

26
15
34
20

Question 4 of 10

With which United States Navy Squadron was LtJG Thomas J Hudner serving when he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions to save his wingman – Ens Jesse Brown – during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir on December 4, 1950?

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) 'Fighting Renegades'
Fighter Squadron 23 (VF-23) 'Black Knights'
Fighter Squadron 884 (VF-884) 'Knight Riders'
Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Fighting Swordsmen’ 

Question 5 of 10

On what date was famed German ace Manfred von Ricthofen – better known as the ‘Red Baron’ – shot down over Morlancourt Ridge near the Somme River in France?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

November 11, 1918
April 1, 1918
April 21, 1918
November 10, 1918

Question 6 of 10

Which of these nicknames did crews flying the Republic F-105 Thunderchief give the aeroplane?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

‘Flying Prostitute’
‘Iron Butterfly’
‘FOD Scoop’
‘Whistling Shitcan’

Question 7 of 10

On what date did the Bréguet 1050 Alizé prototype take to the air for the first time?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

January 1, 1970
September 15, 1950
October 6, 1956
April 13, 1949

Question 8 of 10

Which Royal Air Force squadron was the first to receive the Hawker Hurricane in December 1937?

 

603 Squadron
19 Squadron
57 Squadron
111 Squadron

Question 9 of 10

What was the serial of the 236 Squadron Bristol Beaufighter Mark IC flown by Flt Lt Ken Gatward during his famed Operation Squabble flight on June 12, 1942?

T4800
ED932
XM603
XH558

Question 10 of 10

Can you identify this German high-altitude reconnaissance platform and bomber?

Historic Quiz - November 3, 2022

Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Henschel Hs 130
Messerschmitt Me 261
Dornier Do 19

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