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Also Known As: Soviet Aircraft And Their Aliases

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Also Known As Soviet Aircraft And Their Aliases game quiz
"From the start of the Cold War, Western forces began to give names to the Soviet aircraft they encountered - mainly because they did not know their real names. See how much you know about Soviet aircraft and the names that the NATO gave to them."

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1. The MiG-21 was one of the most famous of all Russian aircraft. What name was given to it by NATO forces?

    Fishbed
    Fresco
    Fulcrum
    Farmer


2. What name did NATO forces give to the Russian fighter the SU-15?

    Fishpot
    Flanker
    Flagon
    Firkin


3. One of the most famous names in Russian military aircraft was YAK, What was the NATO designation of the YAK-9?
    Flashlight
    Feather
    Frank
    Flora


4. The Russian An-71 aircraft was given the NATO reporting name of 'Madcap'. What was its specialty?

    Airborne Early Warning
    Troop transport
    Anti-submarine
    Tank transport


5. What was significant about the AN-22, which was known by the NATO reporting name of 'Cock'?

    It was the first-ever swept-wing transport
    It was the world's largest turboprop aircraft
    It was designed for high speed/high altitude aerial cartography
    It was the last bi-plane to enter service with the Russian airforce


6. The first helicopter to enter service with Soviet armed forces was the Mi-1. What was its NATO designation?

    Hound
    Hare
    Henry
    Howard


7. A Soviet aircraft that was given the name 'Midas' by NATO forces fulfilled a specialist role. What was it?

    The Russian President's private jet
    Glider tug
    Air-sea rescue
    Airborne tanker


8. During the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s, the Soviet Union increased tensions by supplying a bomber aircraft for local use on the Caribbean island. What was its NATO designation?
    Basset
    Brava
    Bravo
    Beagle


9. In 1982, Clint Eastwood starred in a movie about a fictional Russian aircraft. What was its nickname?

    Firefox
    Flanker
    Flipper
    Foxbat


10. NATO gave the name 'Madge' to the Soviet BE-6. What function did it fulfill?

    Dive bomber
    Flying boat
    Spy insertion
    Supersonic bomber


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Compiled Jun 28 12