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Aero 310 final
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It is ideal to have a low wing on a cargo aircraft.
Radar can be used to measure distance.
The MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) can fly on its own with onboard computers.
Most flight test programs are done in California due to the state's good weather.
Flying upside down makes it harder for pilots to peel away because lift and gravity are working against each other.
The RQ-14 Dragon Eye uses tail dragger landing gear.
The C-5 Galaxy has a t-tail.
All of the aircraft in the US Air Force's fleet can be refueled in flight.
The C-5 Galaxy is the largest American cargo transport ever built.
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson is considered the greatest aircraft designer ever.
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first aircraft with an ejection seat.
The Lockheed A-12 Oxcart has never been shot down.
Infrared-guided missiles seek a hot temperature source like the exhaust of an aircraft. Thus the best position to be in for a dogfight is slightly above and behind an enemy aircraft.
Every hour a military aircraft flies requires approximately 25 hours of maintenance.
The B-29 bomber that dropped nuclear bombs on Japan was also crucial in the USA victory in Europe during WWII.
The Lockheed Desert Hawk was built in SLO.
A ramjet engine mixes and ignites incoming supersonic air and fuel to produce thrust.
False (it was Germany)
The USA was the first nation to use a jet-powered fighter.
The USA was the first nation to use a swept-wing fighter.
During WWI there were a lot of military cargo aircraft.
Attack airplanes are smaller versions of bombers.
Sputnik 1 launched by the USSR in 1957 could orbit Earth in 96 minutes.
The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic bomber.
Initially the U-2 was designed without landing gear.
The US Air Force existed during WW II.
What aircraft was titled "the Workhorse of WWII"?
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Which aircraft is considered the "Heart and Soul" of our bomber fleet today?
The speed of sound
In order for a sonic boom to occur, what does an aircraft have to be traveling faster than?
The USA defense budget in FY2012 was $614 billion, six times greater than the closest competitor. Which country ranked second?
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?
When did the term "pursuit" aircraft become null and void?
Forward swept wing and twisting wings
What type of wing does the Grumman X-29 have?
Infrared search and track
What does IRST stand for?
Douglas X-3 Stiletto
What failed X-plane program led to the research of area ruling by Dr. Dick Whitcomb?
Aim 4 Falcon
What was the first operational air-to-air missile?
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
What was the first production aircraft to have variable-sweep wings?
Is the Lockheed C-130 still in production?
Which bomber was built in 1952 with the intention of dropping bombs on USSR?
C-141 Starlifter (or 135 idk)
Which was the first jet cargo aircraft?
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
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?
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
What aircraft dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan in WWII?
Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile
What does AMRAAM stand for?
Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile
What does ASRAAM stand for?
Bell, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop (apparently the answer is all of the above)
During WWII, America had which aircraft manufacturers?
What was the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
What was the name of the second nuclear bomb dropped on Japan?
Northrup Grumann B-2 Spirit
What was the first bomber to incorporate stealth technology?
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?
stealth, supercruise, vectored thrust, high temperature
composites, integrated avionics. Detect enemy aircraft at 286 miles, kill at 136 miles; Heads-up display, voice command
What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor?
What war did the B-52 bomber use carpet bombing to defoliate trees?
Designed for speed (Mach 3)
Coincidentally a stealthy airplane
More radar absorbing structure than the A-12
Two cockpits (front for pilot, back for the reconnaissance officer)
32 built, 12 were lost (due to various accidents, none were ever shot down)
The faster you go, the hotter it gets
World's largest supplier of titanium: Soviet Union
Made of titanium
Pilots have to be married
36 hours before flying, pilots have to breathe oxygen
can only fly mach 3 for 30 minutes
can take on 18000 pounds of fuel in 13 minutes
What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed SR-71?
The Boeing KC-135 is a military version of what commercial aircraft?
North America F-100 Supersabre
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?
What does SAM stand for?
What is the Lockheed Sea Shadow?
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
What does ISR stand for?
In what state is Area 51 located?
Blew up because someone pressed the wrong button
What happened to the Lockheed Polecat aircraft during flight test?
Clear sky of enemy fighters
What is the first combat step in the USA modern order of battle?
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
What was the first Mach 2 fighter?
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
What is today's Navy primary fighter?
How many variants of the F-35 are being developed at the same time?
Vertical and/or Short Take Off and Landing
What does VSTOL stand for?
Are F-117 Nighthawks still in service?
Is it possible for a bomber to be launched from an aircraft carrier?
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
What was the most famous cargo aircraft of WWII?
What is the greatest military cargo aircraft ever?
What are UAVs with four vertical rotors called?
What is the power source of a nano hummingbird UAV?
What are X-planes?
North American X-15
What was the first manned hypersonic aircraft?
Put a human in orbit around the Earth
Do it before the Soviet Union
What was the objective of NASA Project Mercury?
How many original astronauts were there?
Who was the first American to reach orbit?
Develop space travel techniques in support of Project Apollo, which had the goal of landing men on the moon
What was the objective of NASA Project Gemini?
Landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s
What was the objective of NASA Project Apollo?
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?
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Which bomber dropped the atomic bombs on Japan during WWII?
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Which aircraft featured in Top Gun had an onboard radar jammer and an IRST?
Initially the first U-2 flight over the Soviet Union was to land where?
Which manufacturer dominates the small UAV market?
What does the terminology F/A stand for?
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?
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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