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    in the allies favor, and, Hitler’s plan for European domination was halted. The early stages of the war were dominated by Germany, attacking Europe in quick succession. The ground forces quickly overwhelmed the European nations with the support of aircraft. The Luftwaffe quickly gained air superiority. In early May 1940, the Norway Debates began to question the competence of Britain current Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. On May 10, 1940 Germany invaded France, and on the same day, Winston Churchill

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    The Great Patriotic War: Conflicts in the Air

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    Civil War in the then-advanced Messerschmitt Bf-109, and fully prepared for the invasion. In contrast, the Soviets, most with little combat experience and equipped with inferior aircraft, like the Polikarpov I-153 Chaika & the Polikarpov I-16, were caught off guard with little time to react, resulting in more than 300 aircraft shot down and 1400 destroyed on the ground, all in the first day of the war. The worst losses were experienced by General Sergei Chernykh, commander of the 9th Air Division,

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    The History and Uses of the P-51 Mustang

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    using aircraft to conduct surveillance missions over enemy territory. While these aircraft were not the masters of stealth that todays aircraft are there was no technology to take down these planes at the time. Air-to-air combat was an event that rarely happened and was almost never effective. By the end of World War I the world was beginning to realize the ability air combat presented. When World War II started planes became much more effective. Though still fabric covered, the aircraft were faster

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    Essay On The Spitfire

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    The Spitfire was a well-known British aircraft due to its success during the Second World War, which began on September first, 1939 and ended with an Allied victory on September second, 1945. Allied success began with the Battle of Britain, an air battle in 1940 lasting more than three months in the skies above the United Kingdom in which the Allies first gained air superiority over Germany. This dominance was largely due to the Supermarine Spitfire and was the catalyst that started the widespread

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    trainer aircraft, transports, and light helicopters, the ability of North Vietnam to attack or defend from the air was non-existent (Middleton et al., 1978). Shortly after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, it was reported that the North had received about 30 older and outdated Russian Mikoyan and Gurevich (MiG) 15 and

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    the two well most known aircrafts in the battle of Britain. The Hurricane Mk 1 was wooden framed, and joined the Royal Air Force in 1936. It had a total of 8 very strong machine guns. It was mostly responsible for the defense of Britain, and was credited for taking down more enemy aircrafts then the other main fighter in ww2, the spitfire. The spitfire Mk 11 was more agile, and was faster then the Hurricane. The spitfire was responsible for the other German fighter aircrafts, as the hurricane was more

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    sales of aircraft to Britain and to try to achieve some standardization of production. The United States undertook... ... middle of paper ... ...ited States and Britain. Bibliography: Bibliography 1. Berkin, Brinkley, Carson, Cherny, Divine, Foner, Morris, Wheeler and Leonard Wood. American Voices. Glenview, Ill: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1992. 2. Comer, John. Combat Crew. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1988. 3. Deighton, Len. Fighter; the True

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    F-22 Raptor

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    The F-22 is the newest Fighter in the Air Forces arsenal. The F-22 has trounced the best opponent that the USAF could muster. Despite its youth as a fighter the current pilots consider it to be nearly as reliable as mature F-15 and F-16 fighters. In the following essay we will cover the F-22 program, weapons, stealth, and avionics. I hope to some day be inside the cockpit of an F-22 as a full fledge fighter pilot in the USAF. The F-22 has been projected to be in services for more than 25 years as

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    The air defense system establish by Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding proved to be overly effective in defeating the Germans along with the technological advances in the British planes compared to the German planes. Finally the swift production of fighter planes and bombers also played a role in the British success of the Battle of Britain. While all these contributions helped to grasp a British victory, the lack of leadership, poor planes and planning and weak intelligence gathering may have affected

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    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

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