Military Aircraft Quiz

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1. Designed and developed immediately after WWII, this Soviet fighter incorporated state-of-the-art technology that would later match the American F-86 in battle over the skies of Korea
MiG-15 "Fagot"
SU-27 "Flanker"
MiG-19 "Farmer"
SU-7 "Fitter"
2. The AH-64 "Apache" helicopter is the staple assault helicopter for the US Army that can employ an entire arsenal of weaponry, features a helmet-mounted sighting system and all weather capability. Which major manufacturer initially produced this helicopter?
Boeing
Lockheed Martin
McDonnell Douglas
Sikorsky Aircraft
3. This heavy strategic bomber has been in service since the 1950s and is expected to continue flying into the 2050s. Its nickname amongst servicemen has become the rather vulgar acronym BUFF which pays homage to its massive size
B-70 "Valkyrie"
B-1B "Lancer"
Avro Vulcan B.2
B-52 "Stratofortress"
4. The F/A-18 C/D "Hornet" was introduced in the early 1980s to replace the carrier-borne USN F-14 "Tomcat" and the A-6 "Intruder" fleets. Initially unpopular due to certain limitations compared to its predecessors, a new redesign was pushed out in the 1990s with the F/A-18 E/F variant. What was its production name?
Super Hornet
Blue Angel
Hornet II
Super Wasp
5. Known for its cannon that fires depleted-uranium rounds at 3900 RPM and the titanium "bathtub" in which the pilot sits in, this popular aircraft has been the subject of hotly-debated discussion over its potential retirement from USAF service
Northrop YA-9
AV-8B "Harrier II"
A-10 "Thunderbolt II"
F-111 "Aardvark"
6. This Soviet bomber has become the symbol of the Cold War. The fastest turboprop aircraft ever built, it continues to fly with the Russian Air Force. It often tests the response times of NATO countries by flying close to their airspace
Tu-22 "Blinder"
Tu-95 "Bear"
Myasishchev M-4
Tu-160 "Blackjack"
7. Which best describes most modern military fighter aircraft?
Turboshaft
Turbojet
Turboprop
Turbofan
8. So far, the new 5-th generation F-35 "Lightning II" aircraft has a few variants in service. Which one is capable of STVOL (short takeoff and vertical landing)?
F-35I
F-35B
F-35C
F-35A
9. This multi-role aircraft has been in service with the Royal Air Force for almost two decades. Fitted with modern avionics, sensors and tracking systems, it flies with numerous other nations and saw its first active combat with the RAF in Libya in 2011
Eurofighter Typhoon
F-15E "Strike Eagle"
Saab JAS 39 "Gripen"
Dassault Rafale
10. This would be the most mass-produced military aircraft in history totalling 42,000 units. A ground-attack and a close-air support plane, it was referred to as a "flying tank" by troops and Stalin once referred to it "as essential as air and bread" to the Red Army
Il-2 "Sturmovik"
Petlyakov Pe-2
Tu-2 "Bat"
Junkers Ju 88
11. Created as a response to the MiG-25, this bird became the most successful dedicated air superiority fighter in the modern age. With over 100 confirmed aerial victories and zero losses, she continues to serve in multiple variants primarily with the USAF, Saudi Arabia, Japan and most notably, Israel
F-22 "Raptor"
F-15 "Eagle"
F-16 "Fighting Falcon"
F-14 "Tomcat"
12. Famous for its paratrooper deployments, skydrops, airlifts and transport, this hallmark of aviation was pivotal in almost all Allied operations during WWII. From Normandy to Guadalcanal to Sicily to Burma during wartime, this aircraft then continued to serve with over 90 different countries throughout the second half of the 20th Century
Douglas C-47 "Skytrain"
Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress"
Avro Lancaster
B-24 Liberator
13. The Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" is primarily associated with the film "Top Gun", easily recognized by its distinct variable sweep-wings and widely-spaced twin engines. Less known is that it also carried the United States' only long-range Air-to-Air missile, which introduced the brevity code "Fox Three" when fired. Which was it?
AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-7 Sparrow
AIM-120 AMRAAM
AIM-54 Phoenix
14. This Soviet armored gunship is capable of carrying troops, attacking ground targets, and dropping freefall bombs. It is distinguished primarily by its bubble canopy. This war machine saw extensive use in Afghanistan and a host of other conflicts, being in service with over 30 countries
Mil Mi-26 "Halo"
Mil Mi-24 "Hind"
Kamov Ka-50 "Alligator"
Kamov Ka-26 "Hoodlum"
15. The highly-capable Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom II was a staple of military airpower for the USN, USAF and USMC. It entered service in 1960 and retired in 1996. Generally speaking, what generation of jet fighters would it fall under?
2nd generation
5th generation
3rd generation
1st generation
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