This speech is about a particular type of aircraft made famous for its use by the Red Baron of Germany in World War One. Many people know that the Red Baron was a real person from history. Others may only know him as an adversary of Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts, or as a ghost-like magic man dreamed up by lonely housewives hungry for a particular brand of frozen pizza. Well, his real name was Manfred von Richthofen. He was the greatest ace of World War One, and towards the end of his career he flew a bright red aircraft with three wings.
The P-51 Mustang is regarded by many sources as the greatest fighter plane ever created. With the technological advancements this plane achieved, to it’s service record, to it’s importance in winning World War Two, the Mustang is truly one of the greats. The Mustang played a key role in long range bomber support and saved countless bomber crew’s lives, and pilots loved to fly it. The P-51 had the most aerial victories of any American fighter in World War Two and it was flown by some of America’s top aces. The P-51 was a beast of a fighter plane
Rabinowitz, Harold. Conquer the Sky: Great Moments in Aviation. New York, NY: Metro, 1996. Print.
Grumman’s A-6 Intruder entered the United States Armed Forces just prior to the involvement of American Forces in Vietnam. The specifics for the airframe emerged during the conflict in Korea, requiring a modernized attack platform with state-of-the-art technology, which could complete its specific mission, without regard to weather conditions. Many corporations accepted this task, with one emerging from the shadows that would become a force multiplier, serving the United States Navy and Marine Corps for decades to come. From pre-production until retirement, the Grumman A-6 Intruder included many technological first, proving itself through time and again, evolving to accept multiple platforms and missions, instilling confidence in crews who piloted the “Big Ugly”, and increasing their lethality due to increased precision thanks to technological advancements. A large quantity of the information compiled to complete this research paper comes from publications authored by Naval Aviators and
The F-35 advancements make it a true multirole fifth generation aircraft; however, with new innovative technologies, there will be challenges in the advancement. Research has revealed deficiencies verses rewards that the F-35 has to offer to the military and that Lockheed Martin is still trying to work out bugs that the program is experiencing. In addition, further testing and extensive budgeting is required for the success in order to deliver a final safe product to all three military branches. Enclosed is a real life experience from a member of the telegraph and his encounters with the fight simulator program.
pilots as it fights and bombs its way through the European and, eventually, the Pacific
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of the Army’s airborne division and how crucial they are in today’s fight. The modern-day airborne forces like the 82nd Airborne Division may have many supporters, but there are many critics in the military to include Congress that thinks the concept is outdated and obsolete in today’s fight. The airborne community has a lengthy past going back to World War Two. The idea of a mass tactical forced entry jump was used many times back in the 1940’s, but since then the tactic has been used less and less over the years. Again, many high-ranking leaders and civilians realize the danger and risk associated with jumping a large mass of paratroopers intreleeo
But it also opened my eyes, to something I never thought I would find, at least on a personal level. It showed me that war is not what they say it is back home. It is not full of glory and victory. It is full of death and destruction. So please, for me, don’t listen to what they tell you, and carry on my words for the generations to come for I have been accused of murdering my commanding officer, I only have 2 days to live from this date May 8th, 1916. So please take what i am saying and pass it on the future generations, for they need to know my words: Every once in awhile soldiers push hard enough that a light breaks through the clouds and a world beyond the war glimmers, behind every gunsight is a human being and only a few soldiers know this but if history only remembers one out of one thousand of those men then the future will be filled of stories of who they were and what they did but despite this will these men continue to fight? But until that answer comes, those men who will be forgotten will stand, they will look look death in the eye, and they will continue to
My friend and I grabbed our bags and slung them onto our shoulder as we boarded Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest cargo aircrafts transporting soldiers in the military. Before I reached the end of the ramp of the plane, I turned around and waved one last goodbye to my wife, as a single tear drifted down my cheek that said goodbye. After I reached my seat and sat down, my knees nudged the soldiers’ knees in front of me, “Oh, sorry”, I replied as I shoved my legs under the seat. I fastened my seatbelt and looked around the small area where we were at, chills ran down my spine but I was immediately comforted, when I gazed up at the magnificent american flag hanging on the interior of the plane.
2. The F-35 Lightening II has the potential to become one of the most versatile aircraft in the Air Force’s arsenal. It is one of only two fifth generation aircraft, designed to replace an array of ageing aircraft, to include, the A-10 Thunderbolt, the F-16 Falcon, the F/A 18 Hornet, and AV-8b Harrier. To be able to replace this long list of aircraft, the F-35 was designed with some of the most advanced sensors and sophisticated weapons systems, giving the aircraft 360 degrees of situational awareness. When asked about the survivability of the aircraft in air to air combat, Air Force Chief General Mark Welsh stated, “(the enemy