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How Much Do You Know About These WWII Aircraft?

The aircraft are legendary. How much do you know about them? Let's find out...



  1. 1) This is you doing a victory roll. What airplane are you flying?
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    Awesome!

    Nice try. You're flying the F4U Corsair.

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  2. 2) You get the fly the most produced bomber in WWII. Which airplane are you climbing into?

    Awesome! The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced heavy bomber in history. At over 18,400 units, half by Ford Motor Company, it still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft.

    Nice try. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced heavy bomber in history. At over 18,400 units, half by Ford Motor Company, it still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft.

  3. 3) You look up and see P-51s flying overhead. Which of these is the P-51?

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    Nice try. The P-51 is highlighted in green.

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  4. 4) Which aircraft was nicknamed the 'Flying Fortress'?

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    Nice try. The B-17 was nicknamed the 'Flying Fortress'.

  5. 5) Which of these aircraft did NOT fly in World War II?

    Awesome! The T-34 was the only aircraft that didn't fly in WWII.

    Nice try. The T-34 was the only aircraft that didn't fly in WWII.

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  6. 6) You're flying a P-40. Which airplane are you in?

    Awesome!

    Nice try. The correct answer is highlighted in green.

  7. 7) You're a pilot in the Doolittle Raid. What aircraft are you flying?
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    Awesome! Sixteen U.S. Army Air Forces B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were launched without fighter escort from the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS Hornet deep in the Western Pacific Ocean, each with a crew of five men. 

    Nice try. Sixteen U.S. Army Air Forces B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were launched without fighter escort from the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS Hornet deep in the Western Pacific Ocean, each with a crew of five men. 

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Your WWII Aircraft Knowledge Level: Tail Gunner

You scored %. Keep checking out those planes from the tail gunner position and try again. Think you know more about WWII aircraft than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Your WWII Aircraft Knowledge Level: Bomber Captain

You scored %. Nice work - how many missions have you flown? It looks like quite a few, because you know your WWII aircraft. Think you know more about WWII aircraft than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Your WWII Aircraft Knowledge Level: Fighter Ace

Wow - you scored %. Can you say 'Fighter Ace'? You know your WWII aircraft, inside and out. Think you know more about WWII aircraft than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Love WWII aircraft? Check out our B-17 Flying Fortress infographic.


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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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