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1. Becoming fully operational by 1946, Strategic Air Command used which World War II strategic bomber? The Enola Gay is the most famous of this aircraft.
2. Which SAC bomber was the United States' first multi-engine jet aircraft as well as the first bomber to use a "swept-wing" design?
3. Using a "delta-wing" configuration, which appropriately-named bomber was America's first supersonic bomber?
4. To extend a bomber's range, they needed to be refueled during flight. True or false: the first airplane chosen to be the tanker was based on the Boeing 707.
5. When SAC needed to replace the quickly obsolete B-29/B-50 Superfortress, they turned to which distinctive aircraft sporting six piston-driven propeller engines facing backward?
6. Moving into the 1980s, with treaties limiting nuclear weapons, SAC needed an effective bomber for conventional munitions. Produced by Rockwell, which bomber first saw combat during the 1998 bombing of Iraq?
7. Avoiding enemy radar became a huge concern throughout the 1980s. Which stealthy bomber could fly anywhere in the world with just one in-flight refueling?
8. A need to replace aging aircraft seemed a never-ending problem for SAC. As the B-58 Hustlers aged, SAC needed a new aircraft quickly. A version of which General Dynamics aircraft replaced the B-58 in 1969?
9. Undoubtedly the most famous strategic bomber, used well beyond the demise of SAC, was produced between 1955 and 1962. With a range of nearly 9,000 miles, which of these aircraft was primarily intended to carry nuclear weapons during the Cold War?
10. SAC was eliminated in 1992 as the Cold War came to an end. Its aircraft were split amongst various other commands, until 2009 when what entity was created to take the place of the old Strategic Air Command?
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