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Sunday, October 24, 1999

Military Quiz 9 Answers

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Q1)  What is a peltast?

Peltasts are lightly armed missile troops. The term peltast is derived from the shield carried, the pelta. The peltast carry a bundle of javalins and a shield and does not wear armour, thus allowing them to evade the heavy infantry such as the hoplites.

Q2) What happened to Frederick Barbarossa who was one of the three leaders who were descending on Jerusalem during the Third Crusade?

He drowned.

Q3) Which formation's initial charge led to a decision victory during the Battle of Arsuf? Name the unit/formation.

The Knights Hospitallers.

Q4) Who gave that order that supposedly prevented diaster during Operation Typhoon?

Adolf Hitler.

Q5) Which area of operations did Operation Edelweiss take place? Which formation was tasked to undertake this operation?

Q6) Who fought at the Battle of Naseby? Who was the victor?

Q7) Which major formation did Operation Uranus destroy?

Q8) What were the weapons carried by the two versions of the Jaguar tank-destroyer?

Q9) What is the nickname of the M60A2?

Q10) What is the calibre length of the prinicpal weapon carried by the Jagdpanzer IV?

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