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  1. Dassault Aviation, manufacturer of several major aircraft like the Mirage and Rafale, was found in this country in 1929.


  2. The F-14 Tomcat is the centerpiece of this 1986 blockbuster featuring several maverick pilots.

    Top Gun

  3. This German workhorse was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 produced from 1936 to 1945.

    Messerschmitt Bf 109

  4. The distinguishing feature of the E-2 plane is its rotating dome mounted over its fuselage and its wings. It shares its nickname with Natty Bumppo of the Leatherstocking Tales and a Marvel comics hero played on screen by Jeremy Renner.


  5. Fans of Snoopy especially ought to know that this legendary British fighter is credited with shooting down more enemy planes than any other allied plane during the First World War.

    Sopwith Camel

  6. If you have to name two planes of England that defended their home country against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain, they have to be the Hurricane and this icon.


  7. This Russian company is the current manufacturer of most of the country's attack aircraft.


  8. The legendary Vought F4U of the American Navy which saw a long service through WWII to the Korean War had this better known nickname, also a synonym for a pirate.


  9. The mainstay of the Soviet Airforce during WWII was the Il-2, Il standing for this.


  10. Three types of planes A6M (Zeroes), B5N (Kates) and D3A (Vals) were mainly involved in this momentous event.

    Attack on Pearl Harbor

  11. The Junkers Ju 87, easily recognized by its inverted wings, had a pivotal role in the blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942. It had this 5-letter nickname.


  12. This Lockheed marvel is known by its nickname Blackbird, and extensively used on recon missions during the Cold War days.


  13. The F-4 Phantom, believed to be one of the best designed fighter aircraft ever, was the mainstay of its country's air force during this major 20th century conflict.

    Vietnam War

  14. Alphanumeric name of Northrop Grumman's Spirit which captured public imagination for its design, its stealth capability, as well as its $2 billion price tag.


  15. The F-22 from Lockheed ended its production in 2011 because of cost overruns and a few technical issues despite its ability. It has this 6-letter name evoking a prehistoric creature.


  16. Both the Enola Gay and Bockscar which are known for dropping atom bombs were this model aircraft with the nickname Superfortress.


  17. Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Me 262 is probably the most advanced jet-powered aircraft to emerge out of WWII. It had this English name, just like a bird whose sole arrival does not make a summer.


  18. He first appeared in the story The White Fokker and gained more attention with the collection The Camels are Coming.

    Biggles by W. E. Johns

  19. Pilot Francis Gary Powers is forever linked to this aircraft model.


  20. The legendary Soviet aircraft design company MiG was named after these founders.

    (Artem) Mikoyan and (Mikhail) Gurevich

  21. The MiG Alley was the scene of numerous dogfights during the Korean War and mainly involved these two models of aircraft.

    MiG-15 and F-86 Sabre

  22. The MQ-1 from General Atomics, in the news for its role in modern day conflicts in Afghanistan and other areas, is best known by this name.


  23. The C-17 Globemaster and the C-130 Hercules are mainly used for this purpose.


  24. Nickname shared by the war winning American icon P-51 and a 1960s offering from Ford.


  25. If B-17 was the Flying Fortress, then this was the nickname for the B-52.


  26. This family of jet aircraft developed in Britain is known for its pioneering capability of vertical takeoff and landing.


  27. This bomber, nicknamed 'Flying Fortress', dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in WWII.


  28. This fifth-generation stealth jet from Lockheed Martin is dubbed the future of the U.S. Air Force and is years away from full deployment.

    F-35 Lightning II

  29. The Osprey is classified as the world's first this type of aircraft as it gets its lift from twin powered rotors.