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Aerial torpedo: Quiz


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  • Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske patented the aerial torpedo (example pictured) in 1912, and said it could be used against an enemy fleet in its own harbor?

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Question 1: The only significant employment of aerial torpedoes was in ________.
DestroyerAnti-submarine weaponNaval mineAnti-submarine warfare

Question 2: On December 7, 1941, the leading wave—40 B5N torpedo bombers—used the tactic to score more than 15 hits during the ________.
Solomon Islands campaignPacific WarEvents leading to the attack on Pearl HarborAttack on Pearl Harbor

Question 3: The Japanese ________ used aerodynamic tail stabilizers in the air.
Imperial Japanese NavyIndian Ocean raidAttack on Pearl HarborType 91 torpedo

Question 4: The aerial torpedo, airborne torpedo or air-dropped torpedo[1] is a naval weapon, the torpedo, designed to be dropped into water from an aircraft (________ or helicopter) after which it propels itself to the target.
Fixed-wing aircraftPowered hang gliderAviation historyGlider (sailplane)

Question 5: ________ - First anti-rolling controller
Type 91 torpedoAttack on Pearl HarborIndian Ocean raidImperial Japanese Navy

Question 6: [18] Torpedo bombers were modified Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft, but the ________ fighter aircraft was successfully tested as a delivery system.
Dornier Do 17Messerschmitt Bf 109Messerschmitt Bf 110Focke-Wulf Fw 190

Question 7: Instead, Italian aerial torpedoes made by ________ were purchased, with 1,000 eventually delivered.

Question 8: The idea of dropping lightweight torpedoes from aircraft was conceived in the early 1910s by Bradley A. Fiske, an officer in the ________.
United States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States NavyUnited States armed forces

Question 9: During the ________ the United States Navy successfully attacked a dam with torpedoes launched from airplanes.
Korean WarVietnam WarSino-Soviet border conflictCold War

Question 10: In April 1942, ________ made the production of aerial torpedoes a German priority, and the Luftwaffe took the task over from the Kriegsmarine.
Nazi PartySchutzstaffelNazi GermanyAdolf Hitler


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