Welcome to the World War One Aviation Quiz ! We are going to ask you some questions to test your knowledge of World War One aviation history. We hope that you have fun and learn something about World War 1 history along the way.

Question 1: Aircraft Recognition

What is the name of  this Airplane?
What is the name of this Airplane?
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Question 2: Aviator Biographical Knowldge

There was no officially sanctioned aid forthcoming from the United States during the early years of World War One. The spirit of national isolationism was strongly entrenched in the heartland of the United States.

There were those who believed that this was an indefensible policy. Many of these adventurers traveled to Europe to fight for the Allied Power's cause. American citizens served with the armed services of both Great Briton, and France until the US officially entered the war.

Question 3: Aircraft Recognition

The Idflieg designation system was used to classify German military aircraft . The system evolved as new aircraft types were produced. Before 1918, when designations were simplified in 1918, "D" refered to a "doppeldecker" or biplane. By the end of the war all single seat fighters were designated as "D" types.

What is the name of  this Airplane?
What is the name of this Airplane?
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Question 4: Inventors

The problem of firing a machine gun from a forward position without shooting off your own propellor hampered the development of early fighter planes. Who is credited with inventing the interupter gear that would allow a machine gun to be fired through the propeller arc.

LMG 08/15 Spandau machine gun

Question 5: Aircraft Recognition

What is the name of  this Airplane?
What is the name of this Airplane?
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Question 6: Politics of The Great War

Question 7: Politics of The Great War

Question 8: Politics of The Great War

Question 9: Politics of The Great War

Question 10: Aircraft Powerplants

The German made Oberursel UR-2 rotary engine, rated at 110 horsepower, was the type used to power the Fokker Dr.1 Triplane.

Oberursel UR-2 rotary engine
What engine was it's design an almost exact copy of?
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Question 11: Lighter Than Air Flight

The Germans made excellent use of observation balloons in several configurations. There were many names used to describe them.

German observation balloon
Which of the following was not one of them?
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Question 12: Aircraft Powerplants

Benz Bz IV 6 cylinder  inline water-cooled aircraft engine

Why did German designs switch from the use of rotary engines to heavier watercooled inline engines?

Question 13: Politics of The Great War

Question 14: Aircraft Knowledge

Question 15: Aviator Biographical Knowldge

Questions 16-17: Lighter Than Air Flight



 Zeppelin  Drachen  Dirigibile

The dream of lighter than air fortresses proved to be a false one, their lack of maneuverability and relatively fragile nature of them doomed any hope of their sucess.


Question 18: Aviator Biographical Knowldge

Georges Guynemer

Georges Guynemer was France's most popular ace. Despite his frail physical appearance, he took part in more than 600 aerial combats and was shot down seven times and survived. An excellent marksman and highly skilled pilot, he was hailed as the French Ace of Aces.

Guynemer was one of the first pilots to receive a SPAD S.VII, he called his plane Vieux Charles (Old Charles).

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Question 19: Aircraft Recognition

What is the name of  this Airplane?
What is the name of this Airplane?
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Question 20: Aviator Biographical Knowldge

Rene Fonck

René Fonck was the highest scoring ace for France and the Allies; combining outstanding bravery and exceptional qualities of skill and sang-froid.

He developed a reputation for studying the tactics of his opponents and conserving ammunition during a dogfight. On two separate occasions, he shot down six enemy aircraft in one day.

What did his fellow pilots think of him when not flying?
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