The Javelin was a winner to the point that light infantrymen were being flown around in helicopters in Javelin packages to attack tanks. Only 2 of the advanced the AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters were operational, but the ability to shoot from concealed, stand-off positions made it a deadly weapon. The OPFOR commander "lost" over 20 vehicles in the space of about 20 minutes and never saw what they were losing them to. Other systems that performed well were the mortar fire control system, which made mortar fire more accurate; armored and scout Humvees; and night vision equipment for individual
During the approach to Miami, the crew discovered that either the nose gear was not fully down and locked into position, or that the light indicator for the nose gear was not working. Nearing the approach towards Miami, Captain Loft asked ATC for a “missed approach” in order to buy some time into figuring out the technical problem.Following the missed approach, the crew set the autopilot and the aircraft climbed to 2,000 feet and proceeded west. The flight crew became so obsessed with the malfunction and technical difficulties that they did not notice that they were flying starlight towards the Everglades. At 11:36 P.M., Captain Loft asks First Officer Stockstill to engage the autopilot and later asks Second Officer Don Repo to enter the electronics bay under the cockpit to visually check if the nose gear is down. The flight data recorder notes the fatal descent beginning at this point.
Although the battle of Britain could also be considered one of Canada’s most important battles since a lot of Canadian fighter pilots fought and helped take control of the air because it was a joint effort and not strictly a Canadian force this battle was not included The Battle of the Atlantic was one of the most important battles for Canada because it controlled all the supplies that were heading to the allies. To play a role in the battle Canada had to increase the size of their navy. They went from 11 ships and 3000 men to roughly 400 ships and around 100,000 men (Hillis1). The larger navy enabled for more supply’s to safely cross the Atlantic Ocean and to further aid in the war effort in Europe. This was a serious contribution to the eventual victory in Europe.
The M16 machine gun was introduced as well and proved to be useful in its firepower of almost 1,000 rounds per minute, durability through harsh weather conditions and a light weight frame. The introduction of mines aided in sealing perimeters from enemies for night encampments while walkie-talkies enabled troops to maintain conversation-like contact while standing many yards away from one another. However, the invention of nuclear missiles changed the worlds approach to war forever. At this day in age, the advancements made in military technology are far beyond the minds of any regular person. The US military now has in its possession, nuclear missiles able to explode countries to bits and pieces.
“Life in the air was turbulent, confined and freezing cold. Often, airmen who had just returned from a reconnaissance mission were so numbed and dazed from prolonged exposure, that they literally had to thaw out before they could report their observations in a coherent and intelligible manner.” Was stated by Del Kostka. Even for the most basic acts of war, airplanes continued to kill or injure their own soldiers even though it continued to give some information. The results of these events were tragic but the Allies and the Germans continued to believe that it would help win the war. The effectiveness of planes was dramatic and resulted in predicting the enemy’s tactics but there was always a negative.
The troops also didn’t know about the vast expanse of tunnel systems under the island, because of these tunnels, combat between the Americans and Japanese would not be straightforward. Iwo Jima was claimed to be the most heavily defended island in WW II. When the Americans landed on the shore of Iwo Jima with their amphibious vehicles, there was complete silence, but as soon as they got fifty
Technology and the kinds of savage warfare conducted by the American and enemy forces during World War II both played a crucial role in determining the outcome of the war. The war began with most armies utilizing technology that had changed little from World War I, and in some cases, had remained unchanged since the 19th century. The war began with cavalry, trenches, and World War I-era battleships, but within only six years, armies around the world had developed jet aircraft, ballistic missiles, and even atomic weapons by one. The best jet fighters at the end of the war easily outflew any of the leading aircraft of 1929, such as the Spitfire Mark I. The early war bombers that caused such carnage would almost all have been shot down in 1945,
This meant that charging attacks were also more common, using weapons such as the musket, which could only fire a maximum of 3 rounds per minute. Most weapons used though had a low rate of fire and required reloading, which was proved both tiring and troublesome. The machine gun was first invented during the 18th century, but it took many years for technology to become more advanced. The machine gun, the Gatling gun, was known by the American Civil War, but its large size and weight did not make it convenient in the battlefield and the use of the weapon ended with devastating results. However, the machine gun was developed into a smaller and portable weapon in the late 1800’s.
There was a big problem. Because of it being such a small island, the volcano ash was everywhere. This made it really hard to dig trenches and the marines were open for the Japanese. The landing beaches were crazy, as the Japanese shot from hidden spots and had a good advantage on Mt. Suribachi, the volcano that made up the island.
Even professional commercial pilots who have had decades of experience admit that they themselves would be challenged or completely be unable to pull of these fantastic aeronautical maneuvers achieved by these supposed terrorists pilots. Furthermore the flight instructors of these terrorist pilots which instructed them in flight school have publicly stated on several occasions that they could barely fly a private jet, and to believe that they could fly a commercial jet airliner the way they did is impossible. Therefore while keeping all this in mind it is very plausible that these terrorists pilots never flew the plane at all, but instead these planes were controlled by an advanced technology known as the GPS-Guided Aircraft Autopilot System, which simply means that the planes were controlled and directed by advanced computer technology, capable of both having no human pilot to fly the plane and as well as having the ability to perform incredible aeronautical maneuvers as reported in the 9/11 Commissions Report. There are several pilots in the 9/11 truth movements and more than hundred and fifty plus have willingly come forward claiming that they doubt the official story regarding the terrorists pilots abilities. One of the Co-Founders Ro Balsamo, a commercial