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USAAF Aircraft of the Pacific
"A short quiz about some of the USAAF aircraft from the Pacific Theater in WWII."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was the primary aircraft of the USAAF at the beginning of WWII?
What was the primary plane flown by the top aces of the Pacific Theater?
What US plane was unique in its use of a 37mm cannon mounted directly in the propellor hub?
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
Versions of the P-38 and P-39 mounted cannons as well as machine guns.
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
What plane was used to carry out the famous Doolittle raid on Tokyo in 1942?
B-17 Flying Fortress
The P-47 Thunderbolt was used in the Pacific as well as the Atlantic and European theaters.
Who was the highest scoring American ace in the Pacific (and the whole war)?
'Pappy ' Boyington
What was the most heavily armed fighter used by the USAAF in the Pacific?
P-61 Black Widow
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Compiled Jun 12 13