Awkwardly, ground troops would try to shoot down any plane they see and sometimes they would shoot down their own plane. Finally, countries began to mark their planes by adding a logo under the wings so that they could be identified from the ground. Each side used a number of different airplanes during the war. (Trueman) The most famous were, Bristol Type 22, was a British airplane with two seats fighter plane. Fokker Reinecker, Single seat German fighter plane.
The Germans did systematic bombings of Great Britain during the Battle of Britain. The Royal Air Force (RAF) reacted to these bombing and flyovers by engaging in dogfights with the German planes. The German’s Messerschmitt Bf 109E and Bf 110C squared off against the RAF's Hurricane Mk I and the Spitfire. The 109E and the Spitfire became the main airplanes used in dogfights because they were the best planes out of each country’s air force. Since the 109E and the Spitfire were so similarly matched, the determining factor on who would win a dogfight was the pilot.
The armor used pales in comparison to today’s standards as well. The frames were mainly biplane based, and as mentioned before, controlling the airspace became more and more of a focus factor because of how important aerial warfare was becoming. By World War II, the fighters evolved into mostly all-metal mono planes that had cannons or machine guns mounted on them. By the end of World War II, there were already turbojets replacing the dated piston engines. Not only engines, but the armaments carried by these planes were already being redefined.
Without the help of Sir Keith Park and the Royal Air Force, the casualty number would have been a lot larger. Sir Keith Park commandeered the 11th Group of Fighter Command. Keith also created a brilliant plan for the defense of London and the South East of England. Keith was in command of the squadron that fought for the Battle of Britain. The failure of the Luftwaffe to defeat the Royal Air Force in 1940 at the Battle of Britain is seen as Germany’s first major mistake in the Second World War against the western front.
With France out of the war, German bomber planes based near the English Channel were able to launch raids on London and other cities during the Blitz, with varying degrees of success. After World War I, the concept of massed aerial bombing—the "Bomber Dream"—had become very popular with politicians and military leaders seeking an alternative to the carnage of trench warfare, and as a result, the air forces of Britain, France, and Germany had developed fleets of bomber planes to enable
Battle of Britain The Battle of Britain, written by Richard Overy is a book about the fascinating adventures on the air battle of Britain during World War 2. The battle was conducted by the German air force against the United Kingdom during the summer of 1940 which had lasted till the fall. Known for being a historian, Richard Overy is also a professor at King’s College in London Ontario. Overy considers the battle a stalemate rather than a genuine victory, legends were made, and the RAF’s hardnosed fighting was the key factor in defending a threatening Nazi invasion. Richard Overy now makes it appear that a Nazi invasion was never a real possibility.
Before the invasion, Allied forces bombed the area and dropped rubber paratroopers to confuse the German commanders. In addition, they dropped tons of aluminum strips into the air to mislead the Germans into thinking that Allied forces were heading their way. These tactics were effective for their purposes, and led to the success of
However, what specifically has the airplane done to adjust the art warfare? In order to answer this question we must first explore the advantages airplanes have brought to the productivity and efficiency of an attack. As William Mitchell, a well known political theorist, says in his book titled Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, “Aircraft can stand off a hundred or more miles and launch air torpedoes carrying hundreds of pounds of gas, explosive or fire making compounds, and hit a place like New York practically every time” (Mitchell 40). The airplanes
Tank and Plane Warfare In World War 1, a lot of new technology was made to give each side an edge in the war, such as: weapons, poison gas, artillery, naval warfare, planes, and tanks. The one thing I would like to talk about is tank and plane warfare. Plane and tank warfare helped each side advance in the war itself. Planes had variety of uses and dominated the skies during the war and the use of tanks also helped break the stalemate that was fought in the trenches. So, what the essay is about is the use of tanks and planes in the war and how they proved to be effective and how they’ve advanced in the years.
However it was not just the seas that saw the Force of the German military might Hitler had also launched in co ordination with the commander of the Luftwaffe to bomb British air base in a huge bid for air superiority which the Germans needed in order to invade Britain, this had started out with a tactic to bomb the British air fields in an attempt to lure the British fighters up for a large air battle in which the Germans could wipe out all of the British fighters. However frustratingly for the Germans Dowding (Head of fighter command) was able to use radar to stop the German Bombers when they were over England and only send up as many