ULTIMATE Historic Aviation Quiz! Part One

Question 1 of 25

1. What was the average range of the Hawker Hurricane?

400 mi
500 mi
600 mi
700 mi

Question 2 of 25

2. Which of the following is the odd one out?

Boeing B-17
Lancaster Bomber
Heinkel He 111
Mitsubishi Ki-46

Question 3 of 25

3. How many engines did the Martin B-10 have?

2
3
4
5

Question 4 of 25

4. How many times was Luftwaffe ace Erich Rudorffer shot down by enemy flak and fighters in World War II?

12
14
16
18

Question 5 of 25

5. Of which company did Dutch Kindelberger become the chairman and CEO?

North American Aviation
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Lockheed Corporation
Boeing

Question 6 of 25

6. In what year did the first manned flying machine rise from the ground using rotating wings instead of fixed wings?

1904
1907
1911
1913

Question 7 of 25

7. Finish the quote by Arthur 'Bomber' Harris:

"I do not personally regard the whole of the remaining cities of Germany as worth..."

"anything at all."
"the bones of one British Grenadier."
"one British city."
"any British life."

Question 8 of 25

8. In what year did the Tupolev Tu-144 make its first flight?

1968
1969
1970
1971

Question 9 of 25

9. During the height of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in WW2, what was the ratio of bombs dropped by Germans on British soil compared to those dropped on Germany by the Allies?

1:11
1:5
1:36
3:15

Question 10 of 25

10. How many air forces used the Mitsubishi Ki-30 light bomber?

1
2
3
4

Question 11 of 25

11. How many English Electric Canberras were produced in the UK?

900
1000
1100
1200

Question 12 of 25

12. The land-based variant of the Douglas SBD Dauntless was purpose-built for the U.S Army Air Forces as the A-24 ____.

Poltergeist
Banshee
Bogey
Bigfoot

Question 13 of 25

13. Hiryū and Sōryū were Japanase names of what?

Pilot rankings
Aircraft
Bombs
Aircraft carriers

Question 14 of 25

14. Which of the following aircraft did not use the Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14 engine?

Grumman TBF Avenger
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
North American B-25 Mitchell
Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf

Question 15 of 25

15. In what year was the Hughes H-1 Racer produced?

1935
1936
1937
1938

Question 16 of 25

16. Which country did Bessie Coleman travel to in order to gain the opportunity to learn to fly?

Australia
Britain
France
Russia

Question 17 of 25

17. Why did Eugene Bullard learn to fly?

To make his Grandmother proud
To prove his teacher wrong
To win a bet
To prove that African Americans could be pilots

Question 18 of 25

18. How many crew members did the Junkers Ju 88 have?

1
2
3
4

Question 19 of 25

19. In what year was the United States Army Air Corps disbanded?

1946
1947
1948
1949

Question 20 of 25

20. In what year was the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) founded?

1951
1955
1957
1963

Question 21 of 25

21. How many Spitfires fly with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight?

2
4
6
8

Question 22 of 25

22. What was the first unit from any air force to use the "Shark Mouth" logo on P-40 fighter planes?

No. 3 Squadron RAAF
No. 250 Squadron RAF
No. 8 Squadron RAAF
No. 112 Squadron RAF

Question 23 of 25

23. What was the top speed of the Fokker Eindecker?

140 km/h
150 km/h
160 km/h
170 km/h

Question 24 of 25

24. Before the name 'Spitfire' was agreed on, what was the aircraft going to be called?

Shrew
Gorgon
Harpy
Chafer

Question 25 of 25

25. In what year did the headquarters of RAF Bomber Command move from RAF Uxbridge to RAF High Wycombe?

1939
1940
1941
1942

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