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Supersonic transport: Quiz


Question 1: Sukhoi and Gulfstream co-investigated such a craft in the mid-1990s, as did ________ in the early 2000s.
Dassault Mirage IVDassault AviationDassault Mirage F1Dassault Rafale

Question 2: One design caused the ________ to interfere with each other, greatly reducing sonic boom.
Moving shockSunShock waveExplosive material

Question 3: When Concorde was being designed by Aérospatiale-BAC, ________ jet engines ("turbofan" engines) had not yet been deployed on subsonic aircraft, and Concorde would have been more competitive.

Question 4: ________ maintains a PDE research effort, with the baseline being a Mach 5 airliner.
Space explorationNASASpace RaceHuman spaceflight

Question 5: The ________ set out to produce its own design, the Tu-144, which was nicknamed the "Concordski."
Joseph StalinSoviet UnionRussiaEast Germany

Question 6: In parallel, SNECMA, Rolls-Royce, MTU München and ________ started working together in 1991 on the development of a new engine.
FiatZastavaFiat AutomobilesSTMicroelectronics

Question 7: Aerion Corporation's Aerion SBJ, the SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport and ________'s Tu-444 are current SSBJ projects.
Tupolev Tu-95Tupolev Tu-154Tupolev Tu-22Tupolev

Question 8: ________ had an unusual approach to this problem with the XB-70 Valkyrie.
B-29 SuperfortressB-45 TornadoB-25 MitchellNorth American Aviation

Question 9: Serious work on SST designs started in the mid-1950s, when the first generation of supersonic ________ were entering service.
F-35 Lightning IIF-4 Phantom IIFighter aircraftF-16 Fighting Falcon

Question 10: Another development in the field of engines is the ________.
ScramjetPulse detonation engineAurora (aircraft)Air Force Research Laboratory


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