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 28% it burns slowerit burns slower28%it burns quickerit burns quicker15%it is water-resistantit is water-resistant40%it is more explosiveit is more explosive15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4256 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 35% battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)12%battle of Borodino (Russia)battle of Borodino (Russia)10%battle of the Somme (France)battle of the Somme (France)41%the battle of Camarón (Mexico)the battle of Camarón (Mexico)35%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 5973 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 37% 112%2215%4443%8837%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4281 answers in 2 languages »army 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 40% radioactivityradioactivity10%high densityhigh density40%explosivenessexplosiveness21%extreme hardnessextreme hardness27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10740 answers in 2 languages »firearms 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 43% in aircraft warfarein aircraft warfare15%in naval warfarein naval warfare43%in cavalry warfarein cavalry warfare36%in chessin chess5%Created by: Andray Pingris. Statistics based on 9171 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » What units are used in the stun grenade specifications, to describe its power?Decibels and candelas. The M84 grenade on the photo emits 170–180 decibels and 6–8 million Candela within a 5-foot (1.5 m) radius. The loud blast causes temporary loss of hearing, and also loss of balance by disturbing the fluid in the ear. The flash makes vision impossible for approximately five seconds.hard 46% decibelsdecibels25%pascalspascals5%decibels and candelasdecibels and candelas46%kilograms of equivalent TNTkilograms of equivalent TNT22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8889 answers in 2 languages »weapons 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 46% World War 2World War 230%First Indochina WarFirst Indochina War6%Korean WarKorean War46%Vietnam WarVietnam War16%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 12370 answers in 2 languages »planes riddles » In which European country over 10% of citizens are active-duty soldiers?In Vatican. Currently Vatican Swiss-Guard has 110 soldiers. Vatican has somewhat less than thousand citizens. hard 46% in Albania in Albania 19%in Belarus in Belarus 17%in Greecein Greece16%in Vaticanin Vatican46%Created by: m2ichis. Statistics based on 4023 answers in 2 languages »culture 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 km6%15 km15 km17%45 km45 km28%130 km130 km47%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10157 answers in 2 languages »World War I 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 47% it's dropping fuelit's dropping fuel30%it's burningit's burning3%it's taking-offit's taking-off47%it's dropping chemical weaponit's dropping chemical weapon18%Created by: m2ichis. Statistics based on 6134 answers in 2 languages »planes riddles » Play military quiz and see all the questions.