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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About These Warbirds?

How much do you really know about them?


  1. 1) You get to fly the first US single-engine fighter that flew faster than 400mph. Which plane are you climbing into?

    You got it. The F4U Corsair was the first US single engine fighter to fly faster than 400mph.

    Nice try. The F4U Corsair was the first US single engine fighter to fly faster than 400mph.

  2. 2) Who was the first to operationally fly P-51s in combat?

    You got it. The British Royal Air Force was the first to operationally fly P-51s in combat.

    Nice try. The British Royal Air Force was the first to operationally fly P-51s in combat.

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  3. 3) You've been sent on a mission to recover the P-38 named 'Glacier Girl', after it was abandoned for 50 years. What country are you heading to?
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    You got it. 'Glacier Girl' was recovered from under 260 feet of ice and snow in Greenland in 1992.  A flight of 6 P-38s and 2 B-17s had to make an emergency landing in Greenland on their way to the British Isles due to bad weather in 1942.

    Nice try. 'Glacier Girl' was recovered from under 260 feet of ice and snow in Greenland in 1992.  A flight of 6 P-38s and 2 B-17s had to make an emergency landing in Greenland on their way to the British Isles due to bad weather in 1942.

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  4. 4) You spot a Mitsubishi A6M Zero overhead. Which aircraft is the Zero?

    You got it. The Mitsubishi A6M Zero is highlighted in green.

    Nice try. The Mitsubishi A6M Zero is highlighted in green.

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  5. 5) You need to fly the aircraft that can carry the heaviest bomb load. Which of these 4 are you hopping into?

    You got it. The P-47 could carry a 2,500 bomb load - over half of what the B-17 could carry on long range missions.

    Nice try. The P-47 could carry a 2,500 bomb load - over half of what the B-17 could carry on long range missions.

  6. 6) You're flying the first operational jet used in WWII. Which jet are you in?

    You got it. The Me 262 was the first operational jet in WWII.

    Nice try. The Me 262 was the first operational jet in WWII.

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  7. 7) You're flying a Grumman F6F Hellcat. Which aircraft are you in?

    You got it. The Hellcat is highlighted in green.

    Nice try. The Hellcat is highlighted in green.

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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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