Historic aviation quiz: Bomber Command edition (Part 1)

This month, FlyPast is celebrating 85 years of Bomber Command with its special issue. So, what better way to celebrate here on Key.Aero than with a series of Bomber Command centred quizzes, each slightly more difficult than the next? This week's quiz starts off easy, but trust us when we say it'll get very hard, very quick...

Question 1 of 10

Question 1) Which company designed and manufactured the Wellesley medium bomber?


Handley Page

Question 2 of 10

Question 2) In which year was Bomber Command formed?


Question 3 of 10

Question 3) Which aircraft is illustrated below?

Guess the aero


Avro Lancaster
Avro Manchester
Avro Lincoln
Handley Page Halifax

Question 4 of 10

Question 4) What was the motto of Bomber Command?


Strike Sure Strike Hard
We Guide to Strike
Offence, Defence
Strike Hard Strike Sure

Question 5 of 10

Question 5) Which aircraft is illustrated below?

Guess the aircraft


Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Beaufort
Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Buckingham

Question 6 of 10

Question 6) Which of these types was not a medium bomber?

Vickers Wellington
Handley Page Hampden
Fairey Battle
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

Question 7 of 10

Question 7) Which of these navigational systems was first used by Bomber Command to accurately fix their position over blacked-out continental Europe?




Question 8 of 10

Question 8) Which group of target-marking squadrons was nicknamed the Pathfinders?

No. 6 Group
No. 8 Group
No. 21 Group
No. 2 Group

Question 9 of 10

Question 9) Which engine powered the majority of Avro Lancasters?

Rolls-Royce Merlin XX
Rolls-Royce Griffon IIB
Bristol Hercules XVI
Rolls-Royce Vulture V

Question 10 of 10

Question 10) Which aircraft is illustrated below?

Guess aeroplane


Short Stirling
Avro York
Handley Page Harrow
Handley Page Hereford

You got correct!

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You got correct!

Good going, you scored 51-75%! You know a fair bit about Bomber Command, we reckon you'll do well next week too!

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Wow! You scored 76-100%! That's a great score, only worthy of a true Bomber Command expert. But will you be able to keep up the perfect score with next week's slightly harder quiz? Come back next week to find out...

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