QUIZ: Giants of all sizes

Question 1 of 10

Last week's quiz was all about the Antonov An-225, but two aircraft have taken to the air with a wingspan greater than that of the recently destroyed, Kyiv-built jet. What are they?

Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 747-8
Stratolaunch 352 Roc and Boeing 747-8
Stratolaunch 352 Roc and Hughes H-4 'Spruce Goose'
Hughes H-4 'Spruce Goose' and Saunders Roe Princess

Question 2 of 10

Which British-built airliner was arguably the world's first widebody airliner?

Saunders Roe Princess
Bristol Brabazon
Short Belfast
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy

Question 3 of 10

Which Russian manufacturer produced the world's largest prototype helicopter and the world's largest helicopter to enter serial production?


Question 4 of 10

The Airbus A380 is the most successful airliner with two full-length passenger decks, but which French-built twin-deck airliner came first?

Sud Caravelle
Breguet 763 Deux-Ponts
Bloch MB 220
Dassault Flamant

Question 5 of 10

What is the longest passenger airliner ever built?

Airbus A340-500
Airbus A340-600
Boeing 747-8I
Boeing 777-9

Question 6 of 10

Which freighter has/had the largest capacity by volume?

Airbus BelugaXL
Boeing 747-400 Dreamlifter
Antonov An-225
Airbus BelugaST

Question 7 of 10

The Boeing 777X's GE9X is the most powerful turbofan ever built, but what is the largest amount of thrust it has ever produced?

129,900lb st
131,200lb st
134,300 lb st
135,100lb st

Question 8 of 10

Two German airships, the LZ-129 Hindenburg and the LZ-130 Graf Zeppelin II, are the biggest aircraft of any kind to have flown. How long were they?


Question 9 of 10

Struggling to put a near 250m-long airship into perspective? How many times longer was the Hindenburg than the An-225?


Question 10 of 10

What is the largest turboprop-powered aircraft to have flown?

Antonov An-70
Antonov An-12
Airbus A400M Atlas
Antonov An-22 Antei

You got correct!

Oh dear, oh dear! What's Dan the Van going to say when he sees this?

You got correct!

Not bad, not bad, there's room for improvement though!

You got correct!

Not too shabby! A respectable effort there!

You got correct!

Flipping heck! I think we both know what your specialist subject would be if you ever went on Mastermind...