Hard WW2 questions for the discerning historian - Aircraft

Identify the aircraft based on its design features, operational history or famous people who operated it
Quiz by MortiS
Last updated: February 11, 2016
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2016
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British fighter designed by R.J. Mitchell
Supermarine Spitfire
G variant of this American heavy bomber had a remotely operated "Chin Turret"
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
British flying boat that had the nickname "Fliegendes Stachelschwein" (Flying Porcupine) due to its defensive armament
Short Sunderland
Most numerous German medium bomber that served in the Kondor Legion and the Battle of Britain
Heinkel He 111
Fighter used by the "Tuskegee Airmen" of the 332nd Figther Group (Red Tails)
North American P-51 Mustang
Russian ground attack aircraft nicknamed the "Flying Tank"
Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik
World's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft
Messerschmitt Me 262
Other British fighter aircraft used during the Battle of Britain and Operation Dynamo
Hawker Hurricane
Japanese carrier-based fighter - Codenamed "Zeke"
Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Fighter used by Luftwaffe ace Werner Mölders during the Battle of Britain
Messerschmitt Bf 109
British heavy bomber, piloted by WGCDR G.Gibson VC, that attacked the Mohne Dam during Operation Chastise
Avro Lancaster
American fighter nicknamed the "Jug" and piloted by Lt.Col "Gabby" Gabreski
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Japanese medium bomber involved in the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse
Mitsubishi G4M Betty
American transport aircraft used to drop paratroopers during the invasion of Normandy
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
British "Wooden wonder" fighter-bomber used in the Amiens prison raid (Operation Jericho)
de Havilland Mosquito
German twin engined medium bomber used during the Battle of Britain; could also be fitted with Schräge Musik night fighter armament
Junkers Ju 88
American carrier-based bomber used by VT-8 (Torpedo 8) during the Battle of Midway
Douglas TBD Devastator
American fighter used in Operation Vengence to "get Yamamoto"
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
British carrier aircraft that attacked KMS Bismark, jamming its port rudder
Fairey Swordfish
German dive bomber and ground attack aircraft used by Hans-Ulrich Rudel
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
British glider used to insert paratroops at Pegasus Bridge and Operation Market Garden
Airspeed Horsa
American heavy bomber that featured two large oval vertical stabilizers and a tricycle landing gear
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Japanese carrier-based bomber - Codenamed "Val"
Aichi D3A
American fighter with an inverted "Gull Wing" design flown by VMF-214 "Black sheep" squadron
Vought F4U Corair
German liason aircraft used by Hanna Reitsch to fly into Berlin in the closing days of the war
Fieseler Fi 156 Stork
Level 61
Dec 16, 2016
It should be Vought F4U Corsair, not Corair. Otherwise good quiz.
Level 63
Dec 1, 2018
"F4U Corsair" alone didn't trigger?
Level 47
Sep 14, 2023
some trigger by code letters others require full name, not a bad quiz but this stopped me getting full score