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AERO 310 FINAL STUDY GUIDE (MULTIPLE CHOICE)
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What aircraft was titled "the Workhorse of WWII"?
Douglas C-47 Skytrain 1941
Which aircraft is considered the "Heart and Soul" of our bomber fleet today?
In order for a sonic boom to occur, what does an aircraft have to be traveling faster than?
speed of sound
The USA defense budget in FY2012 was $614 billion, six times greater than the closest competitor. Which country ranked second?
China $118 billion
Which other countries besides the USA uses functional stealth technology in the design of their aircraft?
Which country originally developed the theory of stealth, however never successfully made an aircraft with stealth?
What was the first X-plane to break the sound barrier?
Bell X-1; Chuck Yaeger
When did the term "pursuit" aircraft become null and void?
What type of wing does the Grumman X-29 have?
Forward swept wing
What does IRST stand for?
Infra-red search and track
What failed X-plane program led to the research of area ruling by Dr. Dick Whitcomb?
Douglas X3 Stilletto 9
What was the first operational air-to-air missile?
What was the first production aircraft to have variable-sweep wings?
General dynamics F-111 Aardvark 1967 air force
Is the Lockheed C-130 still in production?
Yes, greatest military cargo aircraft ever
Which bomber was built in 1952 with the intention of dropping bombs on USSR?
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Which was the first jet cargo aircraft?
Boeing C-135 Stratolifter
Which is the most widely adopted UAV system in the world with over 19,000 produced?
What is the main long-distance cargo aircraft used for airlifting today?
Lockheed C5 Galaxy
What aircraft dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan in WWII?
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber "Enola Gay"
What does AMRAAM stand for?
Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile
What does ASRAAM stand for?
Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile
During WWII, America had which aircraft manufacturers? (BLBCNNRS)
What was the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
What was the name of the second nuclear bomb dropped on Japan?
What was the first bomber to incorporate stealth technology?
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
What was the first attack aircraft to incorporate stealth?
How many North American B-70s were built?
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single engine fighter to augment which twin engine fighter?
How many fighters and attack aircraft did South Korea possess at the beginning of the Korean War?
What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor?
-104 to 0 (number of kills/ kill ratio)
-Can detect an F-15 from up to 250 miles away
-stealth, supercruise, vectored thrust, high temperatures composites
What war did the B-52 bomber use carpet bombing to defoliate trees?
What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed SR-71?
-Cruising speed: Mach 3.2
-Pilots must be married and older in age
The Boeing KC-135 is a military version of what commercial aircraft?
Who flew the first level supersonic flight?
Who was the first American in space?
Which satellite was the first passive communication satellite?
Stealth means defeating which five detection methods?
Visual, acoustics, radar, infrared communications, sensor contrails
What does SAM stand for?
Surface to Air Missile
What is the Lockheed Sea Shadow?
Experimental Stealth ship built for US navy IX-529
What does ISR stand for?
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
In what state is Area 51 located?
What happened to the Lockheed Polecat aircraft during flight test?
blown up/self destructed
undisclosed malfunction in the UAV's command station
What is the first combat step in the USA modern order of battle?
clear the sky of enemy fighters
What was the first Mach 2 fighter?
Lockheed F-104 starfighter 1958
What is today's Navy primary fighter?
Boeing F-18 Superhornet 1978
How many variants of the F-35 are being developed at the same time?
air force, marines, navy
What does VSTOL stand for?
vertical, short takeoff and landing
Are F-117 Nighthawks still in service?
Is it possible for a bomber to be launched from an aircraft carrier?
What was the most famous cargo aircraft of WWII?
Douglas Skytrain C-47
What is the greatest military cargo aircraft ever?
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
What are UAVs with four vertical rotors called?
AeroV Qube Quadrotor
What is the power source of a nano hummingbird UAV?
What are X-planes?
Series of experimental airplanes, helicopters, rockets used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concept;
NACA, NASA, DARPA, Industry IRAD;
majority of testing done at Edwards AFB
What was the first manned hypersonic aircraft?
North American X-15
What was the objective of NASA Project Mercury?
Put a human in orbit around the Earth (obtained); Do it before the Soviet Union (not obtained)
How many original astronauts were there?
Who was the first American to reach orbit?
What was the objective of NASA Project Gemini?
Develop space travel techniques in support of Project Apollo, which had the goal of landing men on the moon and bringing him back to Earth safely by then end of the 60's
What was the objective of NASA Project Apollo?
Landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s
What new company is attempting to take over NASAs role in space exploration?
Has anyone ever flown around the world non-stop in an aircraft?
Which bomber dropped the atomic bombs on Japan during WWII?
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Which aircraft featured in Top Gun had an onboard radar jammer and an IRST?
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Initially the first U-2 flight over the Soviet Union was to land where?
It was suppose to crash in the ocean
Which manufacturer dominates the small UAV market?
What does the terminology F/A stand for?
Fighter (air-to-air)/Attack (air-to-ground) aircraft
How many steam catapult launchers are there on Navy aircraft carriers?
Is the F-16 still in production?
Is the F-15 still in production?
Is the F-18 still in production?
What coating on cockpit canopy contributes to stealth features?
a thin film transparent conductor (vapor deposited gold or indium tin oxide)
Do stealth aircraft have external weapons in the stealth mode?
Has an unmanned aircraft landed on a Navy aircraft carrier?
Are there more fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters used in the attack mode?
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