Military Aircraft Identification Quiz

A-10 Thunderbolt II

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



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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