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 Buffalo A2, which was featured as a robot in the "Transformers" movie, gets about 3.5 miles per gallon.
Considering the scope of this conflict, 2 gallons per soldier per day wasn't much fuel.
If you had a vehicle that averaged 25 miles per gallon, you could take 4 million trips around Earth using 100 million barrels of oil.
The armed forces used about 27 gallons of fuel per soldier per day. The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest fuel consumer in the world.
Only America can afford to burn fuel at 0.07 mile per gallon.
It might help the planes save 8 percent of their fuel, but the maneuver requires special training.
Considering its heftiness, it is surprisingly efficient. It gets 5.7 miles per gallon.
The 0.4 mile-per-gallon rating of the F-22 Raptor makes your grandpa's gigantic recreational vehicle seem really efficient.
Three percent doesn't sound like much, but over time this means a significant savings in fuel.
Jets burn fuel like it is going out of style.
The Navy consumes 30,000 gallons of fuel in that time. It makes you wonder how refineries can keep pace with our consumption.
Ships burn through incredible amounts of diesel.
It would burn about 64,000 pounds of fuel. Afterburners provide huge thrust but at the expense of much higher fuel consumption.
Consumer Hummers get about 12 miles per gallon too.
It generates 110,000 horsepower, and it eats fuel like crazy, which is why bigger ships like aircraft carriers use nuclear power instead.
Fully loaded, they can only go about 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).
It only gets 0.6 mile per gallon. You can't expect much better from a 60-ton (54,431-kilogram) vehicle.
It only gets 1.3 miles per gallon. Army vehicles clearly do not stress fuel efficiency .
It carries 500 gallons of fuel and has an operational range of about 300 miles (483 kilometers).
It requires about 23,000 gallons of fuel per hour. That’s about 385 gallons every minute.
It saved about $2 million on its first voyage. Over the life of the craft, the Navy expects to save about $250 million in fuel expenses.
it would last about six minutes. In other words, the afterburner is for rare occasions only.
It takes a lot of fuel to move such a huge boat — 1,000 gallons per hour to be exact.
It spends $2 billion on ship fuel. The gas-turbine engines common to Navy ships are not very fuel efficient.
Faster speeds mean bigger waves to push out of the way.
The jet uses about 800 gallons of fuel per hour. This is why the Air Force requires so much jet fuel.
Two billion gallons is a veritable ocean of jet fuel.
Their heavy armor drastically reduces fuel efficiency, and they only get 1.7 miles per gallon.
Removing booklets and manuals could cut the weight of the plane by 130 pounds (59 kilograms).
The immense bombers flew countless sorties through the conflict, burning 3,300 gallons of fuel per hour.