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The Fuel Efficiency of Military Vehicles Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force

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?

  • Air Force
  • Navy
  • Army

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?

  • wiring
  • paper
  • wings

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