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Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Military Quiz 12 Answers

Constructed by Chuang Shyue Chou

Q1) What is the Boeing JDAM (circa 1999)?

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a tail kit that is added to existing USAF and US Navy Mk-83 1000 lb and Mk-84 2000 lb unguided free-fall bombs to convert them into guided, all-weather, near-precision weapons.

Q2) Where did the P-43 Lancer see action?


Q3) What is the name given to the Theban elite hoplite force?

Sacred Band.

Q4) Which great battle was fought in 732 A.D? Who was the leader of the victorious side?

The Battle of Tours. Charles Martel and his Frankish host defeated the invading Saracens.

Q5) Which British vessel mounted 18 inch guns in the Great War?

HMS Furious.

Q6) What is the eventual vehicle for the Bundeswehr following the debacle of the tri-nation SP-70 programme (circa 1999)?

PzH 2000.

Q7) What is the main armament of the last British battleship built?

The last British battleship was the HMS Vanguard. It was armed with 8 x 15 inch guns.

Q) What is the calibre of the main gun of the Japanese Type 61 tank?

90 mm.

Q9) How many turrets were there on a T-35?

Five turrets.

Q10) Where did the Boeing P-26 Peashooter finally see action for the last time?

The Philippines.

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