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AERO 310 Final Study Guide

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This 11 page Study Guide was uploaded by Emma Henderson on Tuesday June 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to AERO 310 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Bruce Wright in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 46 views. For similar materials see Air and Space in College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

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AERO 310 Final Exam Study Guide True/False: 1.It is ideal to have a low wing on a cargo aircraft. False 2.Radar can be used to measure distance.True 3.The MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) can fly on its own with onboard computers.True 4.Most flight test programs are done in California due to the state’s good weather. True 5.Flying upside down makes it harder for pilots to peel away because lift and gravity are working against each other.True 6.The RQ-14 Dragon Eye uses tail dragger landing gear. False 7.The C-5 Galaxy has a t-tail.
True 8.All of the aircraft in the US Air Force’s fleet can be refueled in flight.True 9.The C-5 Galaxy is the largest American cargo transport ever built. True 10Clarence “Kelly” Johnson is considered the greatest aircraft designer ever. True 11The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first aircraft with an ejection seat.True 12The Lockheed A-12 Oxcart has never been shot down. True 13Infrared-guided missiles seek a hot temperature source like the exhaust of an aircraft. True 14Thus the best position to be in for a dogfight is slightly above and behind an enemy aircraft. True 15Every hour a military aircraft flies requires approximately 25 hours of maintenance. True 16The B-29 bomber that dropped nuclear bombs on Japan was also crucial in the USA victory in Europe during WWII. False 17. The Lockheed Desert Hawk was built in SLO.True 18. A ramjet engine mixes and ignites incoming supersonic air and fuel to produce thrust. True 19. The USA was the first nation to use a jet-powered fighter. False 20. The USA was the first nation to use a swept-wing fighter.False 21. During WWI there were a lot of military cargo aircraft. False 22. Attack airplanes are smaller versions of bombers. True 23Sputnik 1 launched by the USSR in 1957 could orbit Earth in 96 minutes. True 24The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic bomber. True 25. Initially the U-2 was designed without landing gear. True 26. The US Air Force existed during WW II. True Multiple Choice: 27. The USA defense budget in FY2012 was $614 billion, six times greater than the closest competitor. Which country ranked second? China 28. What aircraft was titled “the Workhorse of WWII”? Which aircraft is considered the “Heart and Soul” of our bomber fleet today? C-47 Skytrain; B-52 29. In order for a sonic boom to occur, what does an aircraft have to be traveling faster than? 717 miles per hour or faster than speed of sound 30. Which other countries besides the USA uses functional stealth technology in the design of their aircraft?None 31. Which country originally developed the theory of stealth, however never successfully made an aircraft with stealth? Germany 32. What was the first X-plane to break the sound barrier?Bell X-1 33. When did the term “pursuit” aircraft become null and void?1946-1947 34. What type of wing does the Grumman X-29 have? forward swept wing 35. What does IRST stand for?infrared search and track 36. What failed X-plane program led to the research of area ruling by Dr. Dick Whitcomb? Douglas X-3 Stiletto 37. What was the first operational air-to-air missile?AIM- 9 Sidewinder 38. What was the first production aircraft to have variable-sweep wings?F-111 Aardvark 39. Is the Lockheed C-130 still in production? Yes 40. Which bomber was built in 1952 with the intention of dropping bombs on USSR?B-47 41. Which was the first jet cargo aircraft? C-141 Starlifter 42. Which is the most widely adopted UAV system in the world with over 19,000 produced? RQ-11 43. What is the main long-distance cargo aircraft used for airlifting today?Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 44. What aircraft dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan in WWII?Douglas C-47 45. What does AMRAAM stand for?Advanced Medium Range air-to-air missile 47. During WWII, America had which aircraft manufacturers? Bell, Boeing, Curtiss, Lockheed, North American, Northrop, Republic, Seversky 48. What was the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan? Little Boy 49. What was the name of the second nuclear bomb dropped on Japan?Fat Man 50. What was the first bomber to incorporate stealth technology?Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit 51. What was the first attack aircraft to incorporate stealth? C-130 Hercules 52. How many North American B-70s were built?2 53. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single engine fighter to augment which twin-engine fighter? F-15 Eagle 54. How many fighters and attack aircraft did South Korea possess at the beginning of the Korean War?0 55. What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor? Fastest Stealth Fighter, windshield display 56. What war did the B-52 bomber use carpet bombing to defoliate trees? Vietnam War 57. What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed SR-71? invented by Kelly Johnson, Bruce's favorite plane, two cockpits, most important black projects, set record for fastest flight, all pilots must be married 58. The Boeing KC-135 is a military version of what commercial aircraft?Boeing 707 59. Who flew the first level supersonic flight?Charles Yeager 60. Who was the first American in space? Alan Sheppard 61. Which satellite was the first passive communication satellite?Echo 1 62. Stealth means defeating which five detection methods?Radar, Heat (infrared), Visual, Acoustics, Sensors/communications 63. What does SAM stand for?Surface to Air Missile 64. What is the Lockheed Sea Shadow? was an experimental stealth ship built by Lockheed for the United States Navy to determine how a low radar profile might be achieved and to test high stability hull configurations which have been used in oceanographic ships. 65. What does ISR stand for?intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance 66. In what state is Area 51 located? Nevada 67. What happened to the Lockheed Polecat aircraft during flight test? Malfunction in the UAV’s command station triggered self-destruct routine 68. What is the first combat step in the USA modern order of battle? Clear sky of enemy fighters 69. What was the first Mach 2 fighter?Lockheed F-104 Starfighter 70. What is today’s Navy primary fighter? 71. How many variants of the F-35 are being developed at the same time? F-35C 72. What does VSTOL stand for?vertical and short landing take-off 73. Are F-117 Nighthawks still in service?no 74. Is it possible for a bomber to be launched from an aircraft carrier? yes 75. What was the most famous cargo aircraft of WWII? Douglas C-47 Skytrain 1941 76. What is the greatest military cargo aircraft ever? Lockheed C-139 Hercules 77. What are UAVs with four vertical rotors called?Tilt rotor 78. What is the power source of a nano hummingbird UAV? AA battery 79. What are X-planes? Experimental airplanes, helicopters and rockets used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concept 80. What was the first manned hypersonic aircraft?North American X-15 81. What was the objective of NASA Project Mercury?Put a human in orbit around the earth before USSR 82. How many original astronauts were there? 7 83. Who was the first American to reach orbit?John Glenn 84. What was the objective of NASA Project Gemini? Develop space travel techniques in support of project Apollo, which had the goal of landing men on the moon 85. What was the objective of NASA Project Apollo? Landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth by the end of the 1960’s 86. What new company is attempting to take over NASAs role in space exploration? Space X 87. Has anyone ever flown around the world non-stop in an aircraft?Yes, Rutan Model 76 Voyager was the first flown aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling 88. Which bomber dropped the atomic bombs on Japan during WWII?B-29 superfortress 89. Which aircraft featured in Top Gun had an onboard radar jammer and an IRST? F-14 Tomcat 90. Initially the first U-2 flight over the Soviet Union was to land where? 91. Which manufacturer dominates the small UAV market?AeroVironment 92. What does the terminology F/A stand for? Fighter/Attack 93. How many steam catapult launchers are there on Navy aircraft carriers?2 94. Is the F-16 still in production? yes 95. Is the F-15 still in production?yes 96. Is the F-18 still in production?yes 97. What coating on cockpit canopy contributes to stealth features?metallic coverings 98. Do stealth aircraft have external weapons in the stealth mode?Yes 99. Has an unmanned aircraft landed on a Navy aircraft carrier?Yes 100. Are there more fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters used in the attack mode? Helicopters Copyright 2015 Bruce Wright


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