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Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Military Quiz 13 Answers

Constructed by Chuang Shyue Chou

Q1) Name all the major Soviet production fighter types in service in the beginning of Operation Barbarossa. (It is not necessary to name variants and sub-types.)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3, Lavochkin LaGG-3, Yakovlev Yak-1, Polikarpov I-15, I153, I-16.

Q2) What is the calibre of main gun of the last variant of the Panzer 68?

The L7 105 mm gun.

Q3) What type of vessel is the Chakri Nareubet?

Helicopter carrier of the Royal Thai Navy. (Note: Sea Harriers will be carried.)

Q4) Which nations were involved in the Nomonhan incident in 1939? Who was repulsed with great losses?

Japan and the Soviet Union. The brilliant Zhukov drove the Japanese off with heavy losses.

Q5) The excellent MG34 was replaced by another weapon the Second World War though it remained in service in great numbers till the end of the War. What
is that weapon and its modern successor? Name three nations that use its modern equivalent.

The MG42 replaced the MG34. In postwar Germany, the 7.92 mm MG42 was re-chambered for the NATO 7.62 mm round and became the MG3 with minor modifications. The MG3 is used by Germany, Spain, Pakistan and a few other nations.

Q6) Name the Austrian territory initially seized by Frederick the Great in the Seven Years War.


Q7) What is the role of the new obsolete M114 AFV?


Q8) Name the proposed US Army next generation artillery system (circa 1999) that may replace the M119 Paladin.


Q9) Which projectile weapon was banned by the church in the middle ages?

The crossbow.

Q10) What is a falchion?

A short, bent, cavalry broadsword.

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