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  1. 1) In what year did the P-51 Mustang first fly?

    The first variant of the P-51 Mustang took to the skies on the 26th of October, 1940.

    The first variant of the P-51 Mustang took to the skies on the 26th of October, 1940.

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  2. 2) How many .50-caliber machine guns were normally mounted on a B-17G during WWII?
    Wikipedia

    B-17G "Flying Fortress" bombers normally came equipped with 13 .50-caliber machine guns. 

    B-17G "Flying Fortress" bombers normally came equipped with 13 .50-caliber machine guns. 

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  3. 3) The British Sopwith Camel was credited with shooting down approximately how many enemy aircraft during WWI?
    PhillipC

    The British Sopwith Camel was credited with shooting down approximately 1,300 enemy aircraft. 

    The British Sopwith Camel was credited with shooting down approximately 1,300 enemy aircraft. 

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  4. 4) What is the name of the top WWII American Ace who shot down over 40 Japanese aircraft in his P-38 Lightning?

    Richard Bong was America's top Ace of WWII. He shot down over 40 Japanese aircraft in his P-38 Lightning in the skies over the Pacific.

    Richard Bong was America's top Ace of WWII. He shot down over 40 Japanese aircraft in his P-38 Lightning in the skies over the Pacific.

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  5. 5) How many Mitsubishi A6M Zeros did the Japanese Navy produce from 1940-1945?
    gvgoebel

    The Japanese Navy produced 10,815 Mitsubishi A6M Zeros from 1940-1945. 

    The Japanese Navy produced 10,815 Mitsubishi A6M Zeros from 1940-1945. 

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  6. 6) What was the maximum ferry range of the B-29 Superfortress?
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    The B-29 Superfortress while flying in ferry-flight mode (not carrying any ordinance) could fly for over 5,000 miles - That's equal to a straight line distance between New York City and Istanbul, Turkey. 

    The B-29 Superfortress while flying in ferry-flight mode (not carrying any ordinance) could fly for over 5,000 miles - That's equal to a straight line distance between New York City and Istanbul, Turkey. 

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  7. 7) What was unique about the Luftwaffe's BF-109T during WWII?

    The Bf109T (Trager) was the only German fighter aircraft designed to be flown from the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. It was equipped with an arrestor hook, folding wings, and catapult spools. With Germany in ruin, the project was quickly abandoned after only 7 had been built with carrier equipment

    The Bf109T (Trager) was the only German fighter aircraft designed to be flown from the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. It was equipped with an arrestor hook, folding wings, and catapult spools. With Germany in ruin, the project was quickly abandoned after only 7 had been built with carrier equipment

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  8. 8) What was the nickname for North American T-6Ds flown as airborne forward air controllers (FACs) during the Korean and Vietnam Wars?
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    North American T-6Ds serving as FACs were nicknamed "Mosquitos" during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

    North American T-6Ds serving as FACs were nicknamed "Mosquitos" during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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