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User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

1.Who was the commander of the USAF during the Gulf War?

2.Who was the commander of the RAF during the Battle of Britain?

3.Name one fixed wing aircraft that the USMC fly?

4.Which British fighter also had the name Typhoon?

5.What aircraft is also known as the 'Pocket Tornado'?

6.What is another name for the Grumman A-6?

7.Whats the 'Hokum'

8.Name to countries apart from the US,that have the Apache in service or on order.

9.What is the maritime version of the Supermarine Spitfire?

10.What was the former name of the Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat?

11.Apart from India which other country in Asia has an aircraft carrier?

12.What does super-cruise mean?Name one aircraft that has this.

13.Name one major difference between these two aircraft carriers:HMS Invincible and USS Enterprise.

14.What recently happened to the RNZAF?

15.What aircraft has a top speed of almost mach 3?

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

1. Shoot....I haven't read his book!!!!
2. Crap....Bomber Harris, Air Marshal Dowding...I don't know who the answered to.
3. KC-130
4. The world War Two ground attack aircraft
5. ???
6. Intruder
7. Soviet Attack helicopter
8. Britain and Israel
9. Supermarine Seafire
10. ARRG!!! HMS. HERMES? I can picture the ship in my head. Falklands veteran
11. China
12. Supersonic flight without afterburner...F22
13. British/American
14. It's combat arm was forsaken by it's government(Disbanded)
15. MIG-25,



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

1.
2. Sir Hugh Dowding
3.AV8B
4.Hawker Typhoon ww2 a/c
5.a4??
6.Prowler
7.Kamov Helicopter (KA25?)
8.UK
9.Seafire
10. HMS Hermes ?
11.China (guess)
12.
13.Enterprise is nuclear powered -can only operate helis or harrier - no other fixed wing a/c (no lauch or arrester gear)
14. Retired A4's - no more FJ
15 Mig 25 (guess)



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Without looking at the other replies:

3.Name one fixed wing aircraft that the USMC fly?

Um, F/A-18, AV-8B, C-130...  Smile

7.Whats the 'Hokum'

Mi-28?

8.Name to countries apart from the US,that have the Apache in service or on order.

Britain, Netherlands, Israel, Egypt, Singapore...

10.What was the former name of the Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat?

Admiral something Big grin, I know it was a Russian one.

11.Apart from India which other country in Asia has an aircraft carrier?

China

12.What does super-cruise mean?Name one aircraft that has this.

The ability to fly at supersonic speed without using the afterburner. F-22 Raptor.

13.Name one major difference between these two aircraft carriers:HMS Invincible and USS Enterprise.

The British (Invincible) are smaller than the American (Enterprise) and have the funny ramp to help launch Harriers.

14.What recently happened to the RNZAF?

The poor chaps lost their last A-4's, which means they are an air force without fighters.

15.What aircraft has a top speed of almost mach 3?

I'm assuming it's the MiG-25 Foxbat, although I thought it could go faster than M3

Now on to the real exams!  Big thumbs up

LY744.



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User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

1.Who was the commander of the USAF during the Gulf War?

Chuck Horner was the air commander of the US forces, don't know who the USAF Chief of Staff was

2.Who was the commander of the RAF during the Battle of Britain?

Harris?

3.Name one fixed wing aircraft that the USMC fly?
KC-130, F/A-18

4.Which British fighter also had the name Typhoon?
A single-engine ground attack aircraft of WWII that was armored like the Shturmovik

5.What aircraft is also known as the 'Pocket Tornado'?
The Jaguar?

6.What is another name for the Grumman A-6?
The Intruder

7.Whats the 'Hokum'
the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter

8.Name to countries apart from the US,that have the Apache in service or on order.
Netherlands
Israel


9.What is the maritime version of the Supermarine Spitfire?
The Seafire

10.What was the former name of the Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat?
HMS... something

11.Apart from India which other country in Asia has an aircraft carrier?
Bangkok bought one but really can't operate it...

12.What does super-cruise mean?Name one aircraft that has this.
The ability to break Mach 1 for long periods of time, not in short bursts. Exemplified by the F119 engines of the F-22

13.Name one major difference between these two aircraft carriers:HMS Invincible and USS Enterprise.
The Enterprise is bigger, American, nuclear, and carries fixed-wing aircraft

14.What recently happened to the RNZAF?
It merged with the RAAF

15.What aircraft has a top speed of almost mach 3?
That's a tough one... the F-15, the MiG-25, what are you looking for?


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

1. Horner
2. Dowding
3. AV-8B
4. Hawker WW2 fighter, mostly used for ground attack due poor high altitude performance.
5. Probably the Jaguar.
6. Intruder
7. Russian attack chopper.
8. UK, Saudi.
9. Seafire.
10. HMS Hermes.
11. Thailand - they've got a very small carrier for helicopters, and some ex-Spanish AV-8A Harriers, which are, and never have been, operational.
12. Supersonic without afterburner e.g. BAC Lightning, F-22 Raptor.
13. USS Enterprise is a huge nuclear conventional carrier, 70-80 aircraft. HMS Invincible was orginally a ASW helicopter carrier modified with ski-jump and an airgroup of RN and RAF Harriers. Now has up to 24 aircraft, including 15 Harriers.
14. Lost all their fast jets last year.
15. Mig-25 could do Mach 2.8, SR-71 can do Mach 3 easily.


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Chuck Horner was the JFACC, joint forces air componant commander, in charge of all air assets and he was Air Force but not CC of staff

User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Finally,the answers which I had in my head when writing the questions.These may not be complete.

1.Lt Gen Charles 'Chuck' Horner.

2.Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding

3.Harrier II/AV-8B

4.Hawker Typhoon.

5.AMX International.

6.Prowler

7.Kamov KA-35

8.Singapore,Israel and the UK.

9.Supermarine Seafire

10.HMS Hermes

11.Thailand.

12.Fly supersonic without afterburner,F22.

13.HMS... is not a full size carrier while USS... is.

14.Combat planes and strike command no longer exist.Stupid choice by the NZ gov!

15.MiG 25


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I am going to debate #2 with you.

Dowding was in charge of FIGHTER COMMAND only!

Harris waas in charge of BOMBER COMMAND.

Both where major commands within the RAF of course but neither man was in charge of the whole RAF as far as I know. Sorry can't think of the name of their superior.

In fact Dowding was sacked shortly after the end of the Battle of Britian. He retired halfway through the war after a stint in the states purchasing and evaluating lend-lease material for the Brits.



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User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Hmm...but the Battle of Britain was more about fighters than bombers.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 2083 times:

KA-35? It certainly isn't the "Hokum". It is actually the KA-50 (-52 is Hokum B).

THIS is the KA-35 (never built):



Thanks for the quiz!

LY744.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Harris did not take over Bomber Command until 1942.
Dowding was in effect in charge of the RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940.


User currently offlineSpectre242 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

1. Pass
2. Dowding, I think (or was he just incharge of Fight Command?)
3. AV-8B Harrier
4. Hawker Typhoon (of WW2)
5.
6. Intruder
7. Russian Helicopter
8. Kuwait, UK
9. Seafire
10. HMS Hermes
11. Thailand
12. Sustained supersonic flight? SR71?
13. Invincible is gas turbine powered, Enterprise is nuclear powered.
14. Disbanded its combat aircraft
15. MiG 35


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I did not peek:

1. Dont know
2. Dont know
3. KC-130 Hercules
4. Some WWII fighter I think
5. Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer ??????
6. A-6 Intruder
7. Russian attack helicopter made by Kamov, designation Ka-50 I think
8. Israel, Great Britain
9. Dont know
10. It was a British aircraft carrier, I dont know the name
11. Dont know
12. Cruise speed of the aircraft is in excess of Mach 1...and done without afterburners, F-22 has this
13. Invincible much smaller, not a nuclear carrier, no arresting gear or catapult gear, enterprise doesnt have a ski jump
14. It lost its fleet of A-4's
15. Mig-25 and SR-71 and Mig-31



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