MUSTANG QUIZ

MUSTANG QUIZ

The release of Arma Hobby’s new 1/72 North American P-51B/C prompted us to set a brain-teasing quiz on the legendary type. Test your Mustang knowledge with the following questions...

MUSTANG LEAD

 

Question 1 of 12

Which RAF Squadron was the first to receive the Mustang I?

4 Squadron
1 Squadron
26 Squadron
41 Squadron

Question 2 of 12

Which design feature of the P-51’s wing contributed in part to the type’s impressive performance?

Even flow
Laminar flow
Terminal flow
Aerodynamic flow

Question 3 of 12

Which US company built the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine under licence, for use in the P-51?

Pratt & Whitney
General Electric
Wright
Packard

Question 4 of 12

A USAAF Eighth Air Force unit was renowned for painting vertical black and white stripes on the noses of its P-51s. Which fighter group was this?

4th FG
357th FG
354th FG
20th FG

Question 5 of 12

Mustang Pic 1

Which RAF Squadron was the operator of the Mustang IIIs shown above?

19 Squadron
56 Squadron
126 Squadron
II Squadron

Question 6 of 12

The USAAF 55th Fighter Group ace Elwyn Righetti crash-landed in Germany on April 17, 1945 and was never seen again. What was the nose art name of his well-known P-51D?

June Nite
Short-Fuse Sallee
Katydid
Lou IV

Question 7 of 12

How many .50 cal guns were carried by the P-51D?

Two
Four
Six
Eight

Question 8 of 12

From which UK station did the USAAF’s 2nd Scouting Force fly its P-51s during World War Two?

Steeple Morden
Wormingford
Bassingbourn
Wattisham

Question 9 of 12

In Swedish Air Force Service, the P-51D was designated…

J35
J29
J26
J36

Question 10 of 12

Who commanded the USAAF’s Mustang-equipped 4th Fighter Group from January 1944?

Don Blakeslee
Francis Gabreski
Jim Goodson
Robin Olds

Question 11 of 12

Which name was given to the P-51s civilianised by Trans Florida Aviation?

Charger
Pivateer
Cavalier
Musketeer

Question 12 of 12

Mustang Pic 3

These RAF 611 Squadron pilots stand in front of one of their Mustang IVs. From which station did they fly?

Duxford
Hunsdon
Tangmere
Biggin Hill

You got correct!

Oh dear… are you sure you weren’t thinking about Spitfires?

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A fair attempt but you need to pound the books more.

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Good going – you can hold your own on the Mustang front.

You got correct!

Wow! You certainly know your ‘wild horses’.