Improvement of Military Planes From War to War


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In my COM 101 class I gave a speech on how wars brought about improved aircraft.

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Improvement of Military Planes From War to War

  1. 1. Oswald Boelcke 8 rules for Aerial Combat. <ul><li>1. Attack from above with the sun behind you. </li></ul>2. Always continue with an attack you have begun. 3. Only fire at close range. 4. You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent. 5. Attack the vulnerable six-rear. 6. Turn into your opponents attack. 7. Never forget your line of retreat. 8. Tip for Squadrons: In principle, it is better to attack in groups of four or six.
  2. 2. From war to war the combat aircraft known as the single seat fighter has become faster and more powerful. <ul><li>Meet the planes </li></ul><ul><li>Range </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>Armamnet </li></ul>
  3. 3. WW1
  4. 4. WWII
  5. 5. WWII
  6. 6. Korea
  7. 7. Vietnam
  8. 8. Range
  9. 9. Maximum Range in Miles WWI
  10. 10. Maximum Range in Miles-WWII Top 3 planes are using “Drop Tanks”
  11. 11. Maximum Range in Miles-Korea
  12. 12. Maximum Range in Miles-Vietnam
  13. 13. Maximum Range in Miles Vietnam 1970s Korea 1950s WWII 1940s WWI 1910s WWII 1940s
  14. 14. Speed <ul><li>Faster than a bullet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.38 Special 600 fps or 409 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster than sound? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>761 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster than light? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>670 616 629 mph not yet!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster than a diving Peregrine Falcon? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>117 mph </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Maximum Speed- Mph WWI
  16. 16. Maximum Speed- Mph WWII
  17. 17. Maximum Speed—mph Korea
  18. 18. Maximum Speed-mph Vietnam
  19. 19. Maximum Speed-mph Vietnam 1970s Korea 1950s WWII 1940s WWI 1910s
  20. 20. Maximum Ceiling <ul><li>Higher than a Griffon Vulture? </li></ul><ul><li>940 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Higher than the Sears tower? </li></ul><ul><li>1729 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Higher than Mount Everest? </li></ul><ul><li>29,082 ft </li></ul>Outer space starts at 264,000 ft
  21. 21. Maximum Ceiling in Feet WWI
  22. 22. Maximum Ceiling in Feet WWII ww2
  23. 23. Maximum Ceiling in Feet Korea
  24. 24. Maximum Ceiling in Feet Vietnam 12 miles
  25. 25. Maximum Ceiling in Feet Korea 1950s WWII 1940s WWI 1910s Vietnam 1970s
  26. 26. Armament
  27. 27. Armament No clear cut winner all carried 2 machine guns of similar caliber and firing speed.
  28. 28. Armament 6x50 cal 2x13mm Machine Gun 2x20mm Cannon 2x7.7mm Machine Gun 4x20mm Cannon 12.7mm Machine Gun 20mm Cannon 4x7.7mm Machine Gun 2x20mm Cannon 4x12.7mm Machine Gun 6x50 cal 2x13mm Machine Gun 3x20mm Cannon 6x50 cal
  29. 29. Armament 2x23mm cannon and 37mm nose cannon 6x50 caliber machine guns and 8x5 inch rockets
  30. 30. Armament Too fast for normal bullets. 25 mile missile launch range. 20mm nose cannon, 9 mount points for various missiles (18,000 lbs max.) 30 mm nose cannon, 4 mount points for various missiles (4400 lbs max)
  31. 31. <ul><li>Meet the planes </li></ul><ul><li>Range </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>Armament </li></ul>Summary:
  32. 32. What comes next?
  33. 33. Sources: <ul><li>Combat Aircraft of WWII , RAF Museum J.M. Bruce 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Aces High, Alan Clark 1973 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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