After twenty one years of peace passed, another war was unleashed onto the world. By now, everyone was using their new favorite toy to use in this destructive war, the airplane. With how efficient planes were in the First World War, everyone started to use them heavily in the Second World War and the evolution of the plane begins again. As a result of their new found favoritism planes received a considerably large upgrade to their systems.As Berel author of Aircraft History: The Evolution of Fighter Jets states “Fighter airplanes were initially used during World War I but were powered by piston engines….With piston engines, advancements and performance reaching a peak, the invention of jet engines would lead the way for radical changes in
He first flew when he began training, his first flight ended with him crashing the plane. After time, Manfred gained skill and became an excellent pilot. Richthofen experienced his first victory in the skies over Cambrai, France on 17 September 1916. Later in his career, he earned an award and became the leader of the fighting, squadron Jasta 11(Stardust Studios). Richthofen flew many aircrafts but by far he is most famous for flying a blood red Fokker Dr.1.
Today, air travel is considered the safest mode of transportation, but it hasn’t always been that way. When aviation was still developing in the early 20th century, it had many flaws that were realized only after major accident occurs. These accidents trigger vital improvements in safety that will, over time, create a virtually perfect air travel experience. One example of this type of accident is the 1956 Grand Canyon collision where United Flight 718 collided with TWA Flight 2 over the Grand Canyon. There were no survivors and investigators had to use the paint transfers and indentations on the wreckage to figure out how the planes collided and why.
A reason there was never a real shortage of pilots and observers was because while in training school many learned the harsh reality of trench warfare, and many even asked for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, the British air arm of the British Army. For example, one person that decided to change to the Royal Flying Corps, was Canadian William “Billy” Avery Bishop. After Bishop had learned all about the dangers that take place within trench warfare, he quickly asked to be transferred and that was possibly one of the smartest things done in WW1. Billy Bishop had second most downed enemies with 72 in WW1 only to trail the Red Baron. Billy played a huge part in the growth of Canada as an independent country, he demonstrated excellent initiative and showed that Canada is a strong country, and one that shouldn’t be messed with.
“The AAF had several medium bombers capable of launching the attack: the B-18, B-23, B-25 and B-26” (Chun 31). The Aircraft that was chosen was the B-25 Mitchell over the other aircraft because the B-18 had become obsolete and the other two aircraft have larger wingspan then the B-25. The B-25 was a twin engine, medium bomber with a range of 2,000 miles with the capability to carry a normal bomb load of 2,400 lbs (Cohen). It wingspan was also a compact 53 feet long. The aircraft were stripped down off all unessential items to lower their weight and modified to increase their range.
The main characters, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, are based on George Welch and Kenneth Taylor who were two of the few pilots that were able to become airborne and engage the Japanese attackers. According to Robert Sullivan and Daniel S. Levy, “Lieutenants George S. Welch and Kenneth Taylor… managed to get aloft and were credited with four kills in their first action, three more near the end of the attack”. Director Michael Bay, showed these fact to give some of the truths of what happened.
The emperor of Japan sent a broadcast to his people reporting that the Japanese would surrender to the Americans and that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage." Also that "the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb." This statement proves that no one else in this time has a weapon of such damaging results that it put the Japanese in fear of the Americans. American airmen announced to the people of Japan that "We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission.” This quote describes how the U.S had created “the most destructive explosive ever devised by man” and that they were not afraid to use it on the people of Japan a second time.
While running from Immortan Joe, Furiosa and co. hit a rare muddy patch in the desert, forcing their war machine to slow down to a literal crawl. As they hear their foes car’s approach, Max takes hold of a sniper rifle, and fires to shows that miss his target. Furiosa squats behind before the last shot, and Max hands over the rifle to Furiosa, who uses Max as support to take the final shot. Furiosa hits her target, buying the team some time. Not only does this show Furiosa is more skilled with a gun than Max is, but it also demonstrates her sharp mind.
Once the chase has begun Walt realizes that he has chosen the wrong lead dog, so the claim jumpers begin to catch up. At first the claim jumpers just yell to Walt " 'Halt! ' they cried after him. ‘Stop, or we 'll shoot! ' ", but he didn 't listen to them so he kept going on so then they decided to start shooting at him and the text describes it like this "After several hours of this, during which, perhaps, a score of bullets had struck about him, their ammunition began to give out and their fire slackened’ ‘several hours that have passed by he left them like a tiny speck behind him.
Then he heard their running and looked back, they were not looking at him. He shot two more shots and hit both of them. They looked back up and Steve shot at them, but they dodged it just on time. Steve tried to shoot another one, but he ran out of ammo and had to reload. He knew he couldn’t win a two v one with no ammo in his gun.