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USAAF Aircraft of the Pacific

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USAAF Aircraft of the Pacific game quiz
"A short quiz about some of the USAAF aircraft from the Pacific Theater in WWII."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What was the primary aircraft of the USAAF at the beginning of WWII?
    P-38 Lightning
    P-40 Warhawk
    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-51 Mustang


2. What was the primary plane flown by the top aces of the Pacific Theater?
    P-39 Airacobra
    P-40 Warhawk
    P-38 Lightning
    P-51 Mustang


3. What US plane was unique in its use of a 37mm cannon mounted directly in the propellor hub?
    P-38 Lightning
    P-39 Airacobra
    Seversky P-35
    P-47 Thunderbolt


4. Why was the P-51 Mustang so highly regarded and used so extensively toward the end of the war?
    All of these
    Its good manueverability
    Its ability to use external fuel tanks and travel greater distances
    Its powerful armament


5. Versions of the P-38 and P-39 mounted cannons as well as machine guns.
    True
    False


6. Where were the guns of the P-38 Lightning located?
    In the rear
    On the wings
    In the nose
    In the nose and the wings


7. What plane was used to carry out the famous Doolittle raid on Tokyo in 1942?
    B-29 Stratofortress
    B-25 Mitchell
    B-26 Marauder
    B-17 Flying Fortress


8. The P-47 Thunderbolt was used in the Pacific as well as the Atlantic and European theaters.
    True
    False


9. Who was the highest scoring American ace in the Pacific (and the whole war)?
    Richard Bong
    Chuck Yeager
    James Doolittle
    'Pappy ' Boyington


10. What was the most heavily armed fighter used by the USAAF in the Pacific?
    P-51 Mustang
    P-40 Warhawk
    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-61 Black Widow


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Compiled Jun 12 13