How well do you know your historic aviation?

You might think you know your stuff when it comes to historic aviation... but how much do you really know?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Watch out, there might be the occasional curveball in there...

Question 1 of 10

Question 1) 

How many crew members did a Lancaster Bomber have?

Avro Lancaster

5
7
8
11

Question 2 of 10

Question 2) In what year was the first Pacific Ocean crossing by plane?

Fokker F.VIIb

1931
1928
1935
1934

Question 3 of 10

Question 3)

What is the widely used nickname of the American fighter aircraft known as the Lockheed P80?

P80

Thunder Jet
Shooting Star
Comet
Sabre

Question 4 of 10

Question 4)

Piloted by Chuck Yeager, the first aircraft to ever break the sound barrier in level flight was a...

Chuck Yeager

Bell P-59 Airacomet
Gloster Meteor
Vought F6U Pirate
Bell X-1

Question 5 of 10

Question 5)

In what year did the iconic Supermarine Spitfire last see service in the RAF?

Spitfire

1961
1954
1951
1964

Question 6 of 10

Question 6)

What aircraft was ultimately responsible for the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck, in 1941?

Question 6

Hawker Hurricane
Fairey Swordfish
Vought OS2U Kingfisher
Mitsibushi G4M

Question 7 of 10

Question 7)

Which of these American bombers is the largest?

Question 7

B-17 Flying Fortress
B-24 Liberator
B-25 Mitchell
B-29 Superfortress

Question 8 of 10

Question 8)

Which of these Commonwealth nations is responsible for the CAC Wirraway?

Wirraway

Australia
United Kingdom
Cyprus
Canada

Question 9 of 10

Question 9)

Which of the following was the first jet fighter to be used in active service?

Me 262

De Havilland Vampire
Focke-Wulf FW 190
Dassault Mirage III
Messerschmitt Me 262

Question 10 of 10

Question 10)

What was the most mass-produced Warbird of World War II?

warbirds

Ilyushin II-2
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Supermarine Spitfire
P-47 Thunderbolt

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