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    Think you're a Top Gun at aircraft identification? We've created a quiz to test your ability to recognize military aircraft.

    Military Aircraft Identification Quiz

    Are you a whiz at quick aircraft identification? Knowing the difference between a friendly jet and an enemy - and being able to spot the differences in mere seconds - can mean the difference between success and failure in an aerial operation (and tragedy, as the recent downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 demonstrates).

    So are you a Top Gun (Tom Cruise), merely a Hot Shot (Charlie Sheen), or even worse?

    Earn your wings with this aircraft identification quiz - match the following 10 aircraft silhouettes correctly and you’ll deserve to be among the best of the best.

    What transport aircraft is this?

    A400M Atlas


    C-130 Hercules

    C-17 Globemaster

    HC-130J Combat King II

    Which attack aircraft is this?

    JF-17 Thunder

    A-10 Thunderbolt II

    PAK FA


    F-22 Raptor

    What unmanned aerial vehicle is this?

    MQ-9 Reaper





    Identify this aircraft.


    Su-34 Fullback


    F-14 Tomcat

    MiG-31 Foxhound

    What helicopter is this?

    UH-60 Blackhawk

    UH-1Y Venom

    RAH-66 Comanche

    CH-53 Sea Stallion

    AH-64 Apache

    Identify this fighter.

    F-16 Fighting Falcon

    Typhoon F2

    F/A-22 Raptor

    J/F-17 Thunder

    Mig-35 Fulcrum F

    What aircraft is this?

    F-15 Strike Eagle


    X-35A Joint Strike Fighter

    JAS-39 Gripen

    Su-27 Flanker

    Identify this aircraft.

    YF-23A Black Widow II

    Su-37 Terminator

    F/A-18 Hornet

    F-16 Fighting Falcon


    Which transport aircraft is this?

    KC-10 Extender

    C-130 Hercules

    C-23 Sherpa

    C-141 Starlifter


    What is this attack aircraft?

    F/A-18 Hornet

    Su-35 Flanker E

    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    F-16 Fighting Falcon

    V-22 Osprey


    You’re showing some promise, kid. Just don’t get too cocky and keep learnin’.


    You’re getting closer to the big time. Maybe you won’t grab all the glory immediately but keep working on it.

    Flight lead

    Good job! You’re qualifiedto lead a team and be the lynchpin for your missions. With a little bit more work, you’ll be ready to run the show!


    Congratulations! You are the master of your domain (which includes the flight deck). Be sure to show off your superiority to your peeps.

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