Historic Aviation Quiz: US Navy Phantom Edition

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Question 1 of 10

Which US Navy squadron was the first to take delivery of what was quickly dubbed the ‘St. Louis Slugger’?

Historic Quiz - January 12

Fighter Squadron 121 (VF-121) 'Pacemakers'
Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) ‘Jolly Rogers’
Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’
Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) ‘Grim Reapers’

Question 2 of 10

How many variants of the F-4 did the US Navy operate?

Historic Quiz - January 12

6
23
2
11

Question 3 of 10

On what date did US Naval aviators Cdr Louis Page (second from left) and Lt John C Smith (far right) shoot down the first North Vietnamese MiG of the Vietnam war?

Historic Quiz - January 12

April 4, 1969
December 25, 1966
January 13, 1958
June 17, 1965

Question 4 of 10

On which aircraft carrier did a US Navy Phantom undertake the type's final 'trap' on March 25, 1986?Historic Quiz - January 12

HMS Ark Royal
USS America
HMS Eagle

Question 5 of 10

In what year did the US Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, accept its first F-4?

Historic Quiz - January 12

1969
1958
1975
1963

Question 6 of 10

While it is well known that US Navy Phantoms accounted for 40 air-to-air ‘kills’ over Vietnam, how many were lost in combat?

Historic Quiz - January 12

40
14
128
73

Question 7 of 10

Known for its ability to perform automated carrier landings, how many examples of the F-4G were operated by the US Navy?

Historic Quiz - January 12

1
76
36
12

Question 8 of 10

What was the name assigned to this experimental camouflage adopted by several US Navy Phantoms during the early 1980s?


Historic Quiz - January 12

‘Sand Rhino’
‘Splinter Bunny’
‘Heater-Ferris’
‘Banana Split’

Question 9 of 10

In what year did the US Navy retire the last of its Phantoms?

Historic Quiz - January 12

1986
2004
1995
1990

Question 10 of 10

What was the callsign being used by Naval aviators Lt Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham and Lt (junior grade) William P Driscoll when they downed three MiG-17s to become the first US aces of the Vietnam war on May 10, 1972?

Historic Quiz - January 12

‘SHOWTIME 100’
‘MIG MAULER 16’
‘REAPER 13’
‘REDEYE 12’

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