The Monday Military Quiz 189

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Question 1 of 10

The venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the backbone of the US Air Force’s strategic bomber fleet — along with the Rockwell B-1B Lancer and Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit — but in what year did this world-renowned combat aircraft complete its maiden flight?


Question 2 of 10

Following the retirement of the British Aerospace (BAe) Harrier GR9 from UK service in March 2011, and the subsequent withdrawal of the Panavia Tornado GR4 in April 2019, which two combat aircraft remain operational in British service today?

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 and Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
Dassault Rafale B/C and Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
Saab JAS 39C/D Gripen and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor and Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II

Question 3 of 10

With more than 4,600 aircraft produced for customers around the globe since 1973, this all-weather, multi-role fighter boasts one of the most successful military export records of the modern era, but what is the aircraft in question?

Boeing F-15 Eagle
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Boeing F/A-18 Hornet
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

Question 4 of 10

In accordance with the 1962 US Tri-Service Aircraft Designation System, what platform type would typically be assigned the designation ‘AH’ in US military service?

Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Attack Helicopter
Cargo Helicopter
Attack Aircraft

Question 5 of 10

Having completed its maiden flight on 20 May 1977, this Soviet-era, twin-engine multi-role fighter is well-known for its thrust vectoring capabilities and has enjoyed

relative success on the global export market, with a high number of variants still operational with a variety of customers. What is the aircraft in question?

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum
Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 Flogger

Question 6 of 10

Since its initial introduction into frontline service in 1973, the SEPECAT Jaguar has been operated by six different air arms in total. Today, however, this Anglo- French attack jet only remains operational with one customer — do you know which?

French Air and Space Force
Royal Air Force of Oman
Ecuadorian Air Force
Indian Air Force

Question 7 of 10

This US-built strategic aircraft is currently operated by the air arms of Australia, Canada, India, Kuwait, NATO, Qatar, the UAE, the UK and the US. What is the aircraft in question?

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules
Boeing E-3 Sentry

Question 8 of 10

The Vietnam War highlighted the capability, performance and success of rotorcraft in supporting ground forces on the battlefield. Such platforms are now commonplace with air arms across the globe, serving in a variety of different roles. Of the helicopter types listed below, which boasts the most success in terms of numbers produced?

Mil Mi-8/17 Hip
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)

Question 9 of 10

This US-developed twin-engine fixed-wing aircraft was specifically designed to carry out close air support operations. The platform completed its maiden flight in May 1972 and is commonly referred to as the ‘Warthog’. What is the aircraft in question?

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
North American-Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
LTV A-7 Corsair II

Question 10 of 10

What is the UK-based aerospace company, Martin-Baker, known for manufacturing?

Head-Up Displays (HUDs)
Air-to-Air/Ground Missiles
Afterburning Turbofan Engines
Ejection Seats

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