What Do You Know About Wwi Aviation?

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What Do You Know About Wwi Aviation? - Quiz

The role of the fighter pilot began in the First World War. This quiz tests your knowledge of those early events in early combat aviation in the First World War. Ready for take-off?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first French pilot who can be called the "Father of Aerial Combat"
    • A. 

      Adolphe Pegoud

    • B. 

      Roland Garros

    • C. 

      Jules Vedrines

    • D. 

      Antonin Brocard

  • 2. 
    What was the "Systeme Morane" and what did it do?
    • A. 

      It synchronized the machine gun to fire between the propeller blades.

    • B. 

      It wrapped the propeller blades with metal wire to keep it from gun fire.

    • C. 

      It was a specially shaped propeller with triangular deflector wedges and fittings made of steel to prevent bullets from striking the propeller.

  • 3. 
    What type of aircraft did Roland Garros fly with the "Systeme Morane" attached?
    • A. 

      Morane Type N "Bullet"

    • B. 

      Morane Type L "Parasol"

    • C. 

      Both types of Morane-Saulniers, the Type N "Bullet" and Type L "Parasol"

  • 4. 
    How many aircraft did Roland Garros shoot down while using the "deflector" system on his Moranes?
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


  • 5. 
    What was the response of the Germans when they captured Garros and his Morane L "parasol"
    • A. 

      Hard to say... the aircraft was totally burned.

    • B. 

      They examined the propeller and deflectors and wanted to copy them.

    • C. 

      They contacted German aircraft manufacturers and showed the system.

  • 6. 
    What was Adolphe Pegoud known for?
    • A. 

      His moustache

    • B. 

      His prewar aerial exhibitions

    • C. 

      The first person to perform a "loop"

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