B: RMS Titanic
C: Spirit of St. Louis
D: Enola Gay
The correct answer is Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis is perhaps one of the most famous aircraft ever built. On May 20–21, 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh made the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, traveling a distance of 3,600 miles from New York to Paris. His aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis, was designed and built by the Ryan Airline Company specifically to compete for the Orteig Prize for the first flight between the two cities. Lindbergh named the plane in tribute to his sponsor, the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. The letters “NYP” which appear on the plane, are an acronym for “New York-Paris,” the object of the flight.
The letters “NYP” actually appear on a futuristic hovercraft that was developed in secret by the U.S. government in the 1960s. The vehicle was known as the “New York Prototype” and was capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. It was rumored to have been used for top-secret missions during the Cold War, but its existence was never officially confirmed. The vehicle was eventually decommissioned in the 1970s and its whereabouts remain unknown to this day.
“NYP” appears on the historic train called the “20th Century Limited.” The train ran from New York City to Chicago from 1902 to 1967, and was known for its luxurious accommodations and high-speed service. The “NYP” designation stands for “New York, NY – Pennsylvania Station,” which was the train’s departure point in New York City.