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Fighter Jets of the USA

written by: elan
 
This quiz deals with fighter jets - the tools for attainment of air superiority. I will show you a photo and provide some details about the jet, you will have to pick it's model from the multiple choices. Enjoy the photos and have fun!

Question 1:

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This fighter jet made by Lockheed Martin was chosen over the competing Boeing X-32 primarily because of Lockheed's lift-fan STOVL design, which proved superior to Boeing's vectored-thrust approach. The lift fan, which is powered by the aircraft engine via a clutched driveshaft, was technically challenging but DoD concluded that Lockheed has the technology in hand.
F-22 Raptor
F-15 Eagle
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
F-20 Tigershark


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Question 2:

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This jet is a twin-engine, all-weather, fighter-bomber. First flown in May 1958, it was originally developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. Used extensively in the Vietnam War, later versions of the aircraft were still active in the U. S. Air Force inventory into the 1990s.
F-4 Phantom
F-14 Tomcat
F-5 Tiger
F-8 Crusader


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This aircraft was originally built by LTV Aerospace, Dallas, Texas and it was the last US fighter designed with guns as its primary weapon. It remained in service longer than fighters and equipped reserve units through late 1986.
F-5 Tiger
F-14 Tomcat
YF-113 Flogger
F-8 Crusader


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This aircraft began its life in the mid 1960s as the Fighter Experimental (FX) concept. The first flight of the "A" model was made on 27 July 1972. In January 1976, the first aircraft destined for a combat squadron was delivered to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The manufacturer is McDonnell Douglas Corp.
F-18 Hornet
F-16 Falcon
F-15 Eagle
F-14 Tomcat


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This aircraft fills a variety of roles: air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close and deep air support, and day and night strike missions. The original versions became operational in 1983 replacing Navy and Marine Corps F-4s and A-7s. It played an important role in the 1986 strikes against Libya. Flying from USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), these jets launched high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARMs) against Libyan air defense radars and missile sites.
YF-113 Flogger
F-18 Hornet
F-14 Tomcat
F-15 Strike Eagle


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In 1968 the program for this aircraft was born with the Navy's proposal for the VFX (Navy Fighter Experimental) and resulted in Grumman's general design 303. The VFX required a fighter with a two-man crew with tandem seating, two engines, an advanced weapon system with a powerful radar plus the ability to carry a variety of long, medium and short-range high-performance air-to-air missiles and an internal gun. The first flight of the #1 prototype took place on December 21, 1970.
F-16 Falcon
F-14 Tomcat
F-18 Hornet
F-15 Eagle


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This aircraft is characterized by a low-observable, highly maneuverable airframe, advanced integrated avionics, and aerodynamic performance allowing supersonic cruise without afterburner. A 54-month demonstration/ validation (dem/val) program was completed in December 1990 when the aircraft made its maiden flight from Lockheed's Palmdale, California facility. Milestone II was completed in in 1991. The first 339 jets are scheduled to be delivered by 2013.
F-22 Raptor
F-23 Black Widow II
X-30 NASP
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter


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In January 1972, the Lightweight Fighter Program solicited design specifications from several American manufacturers. Two manufacturers - General Dynamics and Northrop were asked to build prototypes. In 1976 this General Dynamics design was chosen. This jet was used successfully for air-to-ground missions in the 1991 Gulf war and subsequent conflicts.
F-17 Cobra
F-18 Hornet
YF-110 Fishbed
F-16 Falcon


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This aircraft was developed by the contractor team of Northrop and McDonnell Douglas as part of the demonstration and evaluation phase of the US Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) selection program, which concluded in 1990. It employed stealth characteristics and was capable of supersonic cruise flight without afterburner.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
YF-23 Black Widow
F-22 Raptor
F-24 Yankee


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The development of the this aircraft began in 1954 when a Northrop team toured Europe and Asia to examine the defense needs of NATO and SEATO countries. On November 20, 1970, the Northrop entry was declared the winner of the IFA (International Fighter Aircraft).
F-14 Tomcat
F-8 Crusader
F-4 Phantom
F-5 Tiger


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