10 most difficult military riddles A list of ten (out of 23) military related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Military quiz Use of brown powder was one of the major naval artillery improvements of the late 19th century. What was its advantage over black powder?It burns slower. The introduction of brown powder, which burned less rapidly than black powder, allowed to use longer barrels, which resulted in greater accuracy. Slower-burning powder decreases firing stresses, allowing guns to last longer and to be manufactured to tighter tolerances.very hard 29% it burns slowerit burns slower29%it burns quickerit burns quicker15%it is water-resistantit is water-resistant41%it is more explosiveit is more explosive14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6146 answers in 2 languages »navy riddles » Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?The battle of Camarón (Mexico). On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.very hard 32% battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)13%battle of Borodino (Russia)battle of Borodino (Russia)10%battle of the Somme (France)battle of the Somme (France)43%the battle of Camarón (Mexico)the battle of Camarón (Mexico)32%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 8482 answers in 2 languages »history of France riddles » 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.very hard 33% 113%2218%4444%8833%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5884 answers in 2 languages »army riddles » 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.hard 40% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare15%in naval warfarein naval warfare40%in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare39%in chessin chess5%Created by: Andray Pingris. Statistics based on 13211 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » What makes depleted uranium a good material for making ammunition?High density. Depleted uranium is 1.67 times as dense as lead, 84% as dense as osmium or iridium, which are the densest known substances under standard (i.e., Earth-surface) pressures. Consequently a depleted uranium projectile of given mass has a smaller diameter than an equivalent lead projectile, with less aerodynamic drag and deeper (armor-piercing) penetration due to a higher pressure at point of impact.hard 43% radioactivityradioactivity9%high densityhigh density43%explosivenessexplosiveness20%extreme hardnessextreme hardness26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17489 answers in 2 languages »firearms riddles » In which war did jet aircraft fight each other for the first time?Korean War. For the initial months of the war, the P-80 Shooting Star, F9F Panther, and other jets under the UN flag dominated North Korea's prop-driven air force. The Chinese intervention in late October 1950 brought MiG-15 Fagot to battle, one of the world's most advanced jet fighters. MiGs were often steered by well trained Soviet pilots, so the aerial warfare continued till the end of the war. hard 44% World War 2World War 230%First Indochina WarFirst Indochina War6%Korean WarKorean War44%Vietnam WarVietnam War18%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 17391 answers in 2 languages »planes riddles » What is this B-52 bomber doing?It's taking-off. Dark trails visible in this picture are exhaust fumes from bomber's eight engines working full-power during take-offhard 44% it's dropping fuelit's dropping fuel29%it's burningit's burning4%it's taking-offit's taking-off44%it's dropping chemical weaponit's dropping chemical weapon21%Created by: m2ichis. Statistics based on 8601 answers in 2 languages »planes riddles » Which planes were used in the "Top Gun" movie?F-14 Tomcat. F-14A Tomcat is a two-seat naval fighter, which was replaced in 2006 by F-18 Hornet. The movie tells a story of young naval aviators aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. After the film's release, the US Navy stated that the number of young men who joined wanting to be Naval Aviators went up by 500 percent.hard 46% F-14 TomcatF-14 Tomcat46%F-15 EagleF-15 Eagle21%F-16 Fighting FalconF-16 Fighting Falcon24%F-18 HornetF-18 Hornet8%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 9855 answers in 2 languages »movies riddles » Why in the past were European ships built with high wooden "castles" fore and aft?To improve ship defense. These were built to better resist boarding, commonly used in the naval warfare (especially by pirates). Boarders needed to attack these castles with great difficulty, while archers or harquebusiers could sweep the enemy decks.hard 47% to have better viewto have better view13%to manage the deck more easilyto manage the deck more easily9%to improve ship defenseto improve ship defense47%to improve ship stabilityto improve ship stability29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15995 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » What was the maximum effective range of the Paris Gun?130 km. The Paris Gun was a German long-range siege gun used to bombard Paris during World War I. The gun was capable of firing a 94 kilogram (210 lb) shell to a maximum altitude of 40 kilometers (25 miles, 131,000 ft). It was the first time for human-made object to reach stratosphere.hard 47% 5 km5 km5%15 km15 km17%45 km45 km29%130 km130 km47%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16897 answers in 2 languages »World War I riddles » Play military quiz and see all the questions.