Industrialization Of Airplanes

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In the modern era, a world lacking airplanes seems unfathomable. While planes may seem commonplace in contemporary society and are often overlooked, they have contributed greatly to the history of the world, and should not be taken for granted. The invention and industrialization of airplanes had a massive impact on many countries, especially the United States and Great Britain. The military and travel capabilities of both countries exponentially increased, and each thrived because of that. The industrialization of airplanes established an innovative new empire generating massive numbers of jobs through factories. Very robust for the time, planes introduced a profession where women were the dominant role, which in turn brought a huge change…show more content…
In World War I, countries used spy planes, but the technology did not end up being very useful. The war was fought mostly with boots on the ground and in the trenches instead of through the air. However, during World War II planes played a very important role in achieving military success. Planes were stronger and had many more uses during World War II than in the previous war. In World War I, warfare was dominated by hand to hand combat, and killing someone was much more personal. With the increasing technology of planes around the time World War II began, segments of the military became dedicated to air warfare. Spy planes were invaluable in this war because they had the ability to detect ground troops, providing information on how many enemy soldiers were to be expected. Not only this, but they could also detect vehicles such as tanks, trucks, trains, and ships as well. Fighter planes had also been developed around this time, bringing a whole new element to aerial warfare. Fighter planes also excelled at ground and sea attacks due to the powerful weapons built into each plane . These planes could also attack troops and supplies on the ground, crippling entire armies. Another important plane during World War II was the bomber, for example the very popular B-29 super fortress. This plane was made famous during World War 2, dropping the bombs that devastated the Japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Without the invention of planes, this act would not have occurred, and there may not have been such a turning point eventually leading to Hitler’s demise. The Americans took great advantage of planes during World War 2, airdropping food and men to key areas of battle when needed. During the Cold War, the United States was trying to advance its technology and military as rapidly as possible, including expanding the use of aviation. The Cold War was

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