HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO EDITION

Question 1 of 10

Known across the world as the ‘Mossie’ and ‘Wooden Wonder’, but did UK Minister of Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook nickname the Mosquito?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

‘Freeman's Folly’
'Big Stick’
‘Spruce Pigeon’
‘Tinker Toy’

Question 2 of 10

It is well known that Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. was at the controls of the prototype Mosquito, W4050, on November 25, 1940 - but who was in the other seat?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

 

Joseph ‘Mutt’ Summers
Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman
John E Walker
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland

Question 3 of 10

How many examples of Mosquito rolled off the production line?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

11, 253
13,213
2,982
7,781

Question 4 of 10

How many factories across the world built the Mosquito?

8
23
2
13

Question 5 of 10

What designation was given to the 33 Mosquito IVs modified by Vickers-Armstrongs to carry Highball ‘bouncing bombs’?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

Type 465
DH.89 ‘High Roller’
Type X
DH.89 ‘Bouncing Bomb’

Question 6 of 10

True of False – de Havilland exported a number of Mosquito FB.26, T.29 and T.27s from Canada to Nationalist China?

True
False
X
X

Question 7 of 10

How many nations around the world are known to have operated the Mosquito?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

17
42
23
28

Question 8 of 10

What was the nickname given to the wartime Stockholmsruten flights operated between Stockholm in Sweden and Leuchars in Scotland between 1939-1945?

‘Scud runners’
‘Ball-bearing run’
‘Swedish Saviours’
‘North Sea Airways’

Question 9 of 10

In what year did the RAF withdraw the last of its Mosquitos?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

1963
1945
1970
1944

Question 10 of 10

What was the serial of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B.XX Guy Gibson was flying when he and his navigator, James Warwick, were killed on September 19, 1944?

Historic Quiz - November 24, 2022

KB267
E0234
W4050
DZ540

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0 > 25%, must try harder!

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26% > 50%, good work, but room for improvement...

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 51% > 75%, getting there!

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76% > 100%, top drawer - home for tea and medals!