Wednesday Historic Quiz: de Havilland Edition

How much were you paying attention to our specially dedicated de Havilland week, where we payed tribute to 100 years of the company? Test yourself and find out! 

Question 1 of 10

Question 1: What was the high speed capable of being reached by the Sea Vixen? 

550 mph
590 mph
630 mph
690 mph

Question 2 of 10

Question 2: What was the original name of the Vampire? 

Source: Wikimedia Commons


The Witch Doctor
The Juggernaut 
The Spider Crab
The Horse Fly

Question 3 of 10

Question 3: Which bridge did six Horsa Gliders famously help to take on D-Day? 

Pegasus Bridge
Triton Bridge
Poseidon Bridge
Perseus Bridge

Question 4 of 10

Question 4: From which Scottish loch was a de Havilland-made Highball bomb retrieved in 2017? 

Highball Bomb
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Loch Striven
Loch Ness
Loch Tay
Loch Lomond

Question 5 of 10

Question 5: What was the range of the 1930s Hornet Moth? 

520 nautical miles
620 nautical miles
720 nautical miles
820 nautical miles

Question 6 of 10

Question 6: How many years after de Havilland was founded did the company design and build the DH.88 Comet? 

DH.88 Comet
2-view silhouettes of the de Havilland DH.88 Comet racer. Source: Wikimedia Commons


4 years
10 years
13 years
14 years

Question 7 of 10

Question 7: In what year did de Havilland officially become fully merged into the Hawker-Siddeley company? 


Question 8 of 10

Question 8: What feature on the Moth Minor caused it to be distinctive among other aeroplanes? 

Its perforated under-fuselage flap
Its distinctively shaped nose
The mix of materials making up the fuselage
Its unusual colour schemes

Question 9 of 10

Question 9: Where was the very first Mosquito built? 

Salisbury Hall
Bletchley Park
De Havilland Lostock
Ponsbourne Park

Question 10 of 10

Question 10: In what year was the Sea Vixen withdrawn from active service? 


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