In the early 20th century, a whole new world of military technologies began sweeping the globe, from warplanes to machine guns to missiles. The first missiles were rudimentary devices that had zero form of guidance. These days, missiles can be launched from one continent and then guided to a pinpointed location half a world away. Do you think you know anything about these weapons and their explosive history?
Missile systems often make headlines, and as such, they become ingrained into our cultural consciousness. During the Cold War, the Soviet Semyorka missiles sent shivers running down the spines of Americans fearing WWIII. And there’s no doubt that citizens in the USSR feared America Minutemen missiles for the same reasons.
It all started just after the turn of the 20th century. Do you know which armed conflict really kicked missile technology into high gear? And do you know when missiles really made a difference in a war zone?/p>
And who could forget the widely mocked Patriot missile program? Often mocked, these missiles have slowly but surely improved in their primary mission. Do you know what that mission is?
Not all missiles are weapons. Some are used for peaceful purposes, too. Can you name them?
Let’s blast off together and see if you can keep up with this MACH 5 missile quiz. Hurry, we’ve got an inbound SAM!