Armed conflict consumes unimaginable amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel. How much do you know about the fuel efficiency of war machines? Take this quiz to find out.

### The mine-clearing Buffalo A2 has a 12.5-liter (3.3-gallon) engine that gets about how many miles per gallon?

- 3.5 miles per gallon (0.4 kilometer per liter)
- 6 miles per gallon
- 9.3 miles per gallon

### In World War II, the U.S. armed forces used about how many gallons of fuel per soldier per day?

- 2 gallons (7.6 liters)
- 4 gallons
- 8 gallons

### The U.S. military uses about how many barrels of oil each year?

- more than 400 million
- more than 100 million
- more than 50 million

### In 2007 the United States armed forces used about how many gallons of fuel per soldier per day?

- 10 gallons (38 liters)
- 16 gallons
- 27 gallons

### The C-5 Galaxy cargo jet has a miles-per-gallon rating of about what?

- 0.1 mile per gallon (0.04 kilometer per liter)
- 0.8 mile per gallon
- 0.07 mile per gallon

### Vortex surfing, similar to geese flying in formation, might help Air Force planes save about how much fuel on a flight?

- 3 percent
- 8 percent
- 19 percent

### What is the miles-per-gallon rating for the 19-ton (17,237-kilogram) Stryker armored vehicle?

- 2.3 miles per gallon (1 kilometer per liter)
- 5.7 miles per gallon
- 8.9 miles per gallon

### What's the approximate miles-per-gallon rating of the F-22 Raptor fighter?

- 0.1 mile per gallon (0.04 kilometer per liter)
- 0.4 mile per gallon
- 0.9 mile per gallon

### Compared to the A and B models, the C-5M Galaxy improves fuel efficiency by about what percentage?

- 3 percent
- 13 percent
- 30 percent

### Which branch of the U.S. military consumes the most fuel?

### How much fuel does the U.S. Navy consume in the time it takes to fill a car's 20-gallon (76-liter) gas tank?

- 10,000 gallons (37,854 liters)
- 30,000 gallons
- 60,000 gallons

### Which branch of the U.S. military consumes the most diesel fuel?

### In an hour, how many pounds of fuel would an F-16 jet burn at full afterburner and low altitudes?

- 8,000 pounds (3,629 kilograms)
- 23,000 pounds
- 64,000 pounds

### How many miles per gallon does an Army Humvee get?

- 7 miles per gallon
- 12 miles per gallon (5 kilometers per liter)
- 18 miles per gallon

### How much horsepower does an Arleigh Burke destroyer's engine generate?

- 8,600 horsepower (6.4 million watts)
- 28,000 horsepower
- 110,000 horsepower

### The M1070, an Army semitrailer, has a 500-horsepower (372,850-watt) engine and a miles-per-gallon rating of what?

- 3.4 miles per gallon (1.4 kilometers per liter)
- 2.3 miles per gallon
- 1.2 miles per gallon

### What's the miles-per-gallon rating for the M1 Abrams tank?

- 0.6 mile per gallon (0.3 kilometer per liter)
- 2 miles per gallon
- 4 miles per gallon

### The M109A6 Paladin is a self-propelled howitzer with a 155-millimeter gun. How many miles per gallon does it get?

- 12 miles per gallon (5 kilometers per liter)
- 8.3 miles per gallon
- 1.3 miles per gallon

### How many gallons of fuel does the M1 Abrams tank carry?

- 200 gallons (757 liters)
- 500 gallons
- 800 gallons

### At a low altitude and maximum afterburner power, how many gallons of fuel per hour does an F-15 fighter require?

- 2,700 gallons (10,221 liters)
- 12,500 gallons
- 23,000 gallons

### The hybrid engines on the USS Makin Island saved about how much in fuel costs on its maiden voyage?

- $5 million
- $1 million
- $2 million

### If an F-15 uses its afterburner continuously, how long would its fuel supply last?

- about six minutes
- about 20 minutes
- about 35 minutes

### About how many gallons of fuel might an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer use in a single hour?

- 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters)
- 500 gallons
- 100 gallons

### How much does the U.S. Navy spend each year on ship fuel?

- $18 billion
- $6 billion
- $2 billion

### How does speed affect a ship's fuel consumption?

- Faster speeds consume much more fuel.
- Faster speeds need a bit less fuel than slower speeds.
- The engines consume a similar amount of fuel regardless of speed.

### About how many gallons of fuel per hour does the F-16 fighter jet require?

- roughly 300 gallons (1,136 liters)
- roughly 800 gallons
- roughly 1,200 gallons

### How many gallons of fuel did the U.S. Air Force consume in 2012?

- 900 million
- 1.2 billion
- 2 billion

### The Bradley Fighting Vehicles are made to keep up with M1 tanks. What's their approximate miles-per-gallon rating?

- 7.8 miles per gallon (3.3 kilometers per liter)
- 3.9 miles per gallon
- 1.7 miles per gallon

### To save fuel, the U.S. Air Mobility Command considered removing what from planes?

### The World War II-era B-52 bombers burned through how many gallons of fuel per hour?

- 3,300 gallons (12,492 liters)
- 1,145 gallons
- 700 gallons