Top 10 army factsMilitary quiz
The USS Enterprise is a ship with the largest number of nuclear reactors. How many does she have?
8. Most American aircraft carriers are powered by two reactors. The only exception was the early-constructed USS Enterprise, having an eight-reactor propulsion design, with each A2W reactor taking the place of one of the conventional boilers in earlier constructions. Enterprise was meant to be the first of a class of six, but construction costs ballooned and the remaining vessels were never laid down. The design was replaced by two-reactor Nimitz class.
What is inside the two interesting towers of this ship?
Radars. USS San Antonio, the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock, is designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore. As the vessel incorporates stealth features, its major antennas are mounted on platforms inside two Advanced Enclosed Mast/Sensor systems rather than on traditional mast yardarms.
Which army formation still uses Bermuda shorts?
Royal Navy. Bermuda shorts originated with the British Army for wear in tropical and desert climates. On Royal Navy ships visiting warm waters, officers and men always wear white shorts, white knee length socks and white laced shoes.
How many aircraft carriers does Russia have?
1. Admiral Kuznetsov is the only Russian carrier in service, launched in the 1985. Initially it was planned as a ship of a class, which was to replace Kiev class carriers. However, the collapse of the Soviet Union prevented successful completion and deployment of other vessels. One uncompleted ship Varyag was sold in Ukraine to China and become the first Chinese carrier, Liaoning.
Which southern EU country holds mandatory military service for men?
Greece. There is a long and still continued history of conflicts and tensions between Greece and Turkey. Between 1974-2002, Greece was in the state of general mobilization due to the crisis in Cyprus.
Which country took part in the largest naval conflict since World War II?
United Kingdom. The Falklands War was the largest naval conflict after 1945. All other major wars after World War II (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.) were fought on land.
How long is the fuse in typical fragmentation hand grenades?
5 seconds. The effective casualty radius of many grenades match or exceed the distance they could be thrown, necessitating them being thrown from behind cover. Because of that, fragmentation grenades are often classified as a defensive weapon.
Where was the 'Crossing the T' tactics used?
In naval warfare. When going into battle, armoured battleships of the late 19th to mid 20th century still used a battle line formation in which one vessel followed another. However, moving ahead of the enemy line on a perpendicular course (crossing the T) enabled to use both the forward and rear turrets, while the enemy could user only front turret.
What was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft?
Messerschmitt Me 262. The Messerschmitt Me 262 was a German aircraft first introduced in 1944. It was one of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II. Its roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions.