The ‘joystick’ helped control airplanes in battle
The new radar device was used todetect enemy planes ahead of time
Searchlights were used for the first time to guide and search for planes at night
New larger machine guns weredeveloped to fire at airplanes.
The German ‘doodlebug’ missile was a long-range weapon
Germany developed thePanzer-a SUPER heavy tank!
World War II planes were much improved over WWI models.
Large ships that carried aircraft were used Lots and lots of airplanes!!!!
BIG bomber planes were used to drop bombs in enemy targets NOTICE THE OPEN HATCH?
This was a ‘fragmentation’ bomb and wouldsplinter and cause huge damage to enemy troops
New boats would carry men from the ships to the shore
These new water and land vehicles‘tanks’ could travel across both with ease!
The Japanese military used poisongases on the Chinese during World War 2! Thousands died!
Because so many were fearful of poison gas from the first world war, both sides refused to use itagainst enemy troops. They knew if they used it, it would be used back on them.
The world’s first computerswere developed in World War 2. They were huge!
Some technologies were not new. Here a Japanese soldier is about to behead anAustralian prisoner of war with a sword!
The most dangerous technology in World War 2 was a new unbelievable new bomb being developed.
The ‘atom’ bomb was being worked on by scientists on both sides. Whoever got it perfected first had a huge advantage.
Atom bombs create a HUGE amount of energy when they explode!• Atom bombs split the basic unit of matter- the atom.
Albert Einstein was a famous scientist fromGermany who happened to be a Jew who escaped to the U.S.
Einstein met with Roosevelt and toldhim the Germans were working on an atom bomb!
The U.S. hurried to get top scientists to develop an atom bomb!The U.S. super SECRET effort to build the atom bomb was code-named the ‘Manhattan Project’.They blew the first one up in New Mexico in the middle of the desert.
The atom bomb exploding in the desert where noone lived! It was a success! The United Statesnow had the world’s most powerful weapon!
The U.S. sent secret messages inAmerican Navajo Indian language. Why this language? (p. 357)A WOL-LA-CHEE =ANTA BE-LA-SANA =APPLEA TSE-NILL=AXENE-ZHONI= PRETTYGLOE-IH =WEASELThe Navajo Indian code talkers helped America win the war!