1940s Aircraft Quiz

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Do you know your Spitfires from your Sopwiths?

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#1. How many crew members were there in a standard Avro Lancaster bomber?

#2. What was the top speed in flight of a Hawker Hurricane fighter?

#3. What was the name of the first British fully operational jet powered fighter plane?

#4. What was the name of the man who was head of RAF Fighter Command at the time of the Battle of Britain?

#5. What type of US aircraft was used to drop the first atomic bomb in 1945?

#6. What was the name of Germany’s principal front-line fighter plane at the outbreak of WW2?

#7. What was the name of Germany’s famous “screaming” dive-bomber aircraft made famous during its Blitzkrieg campaigns?

#8. What was the maximum payload of the German Heinkel III bomber at the time of the Blitz on Britain in 1940?

#9. What was the name of the man in charge of Germany’s WW2 air force, the Luftwaffe?

#10. Who invented Britain’s first jet engine?

#11. This man was made famous as a fighter pilot who held senior command in the RAF during WW2 but who remarkably had no legs as a result of an earlier air crash. What was his name?

#12. The Merlin engine was made famous during the 1940s and helped power a number of allied aircraft but which world famous manufacturer was responsible for its development?

#13. Barnes Wallis was probably most famous for his role in the development of the “Bouncing Bomb” but which famous aircraft did he also design and develop much earlier in WW2?

#14. Which 1940s aircraft was also known as “the Wooden Wonder”?

#15. What was the name of the man who led the Dambusters raid on the Ruhr Dams in Germany, in May 1943?

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