Role ofAirplanes in World War IIChapter 1: War itselfFlying started when the first people onearth saw a bird flying in the sky, we were amazed of seeing how freelythey could move and to know that you could reach any place on earth withthis ability, since then our dream had been follow them. People then triedto make this dream possible, the result in all cases was serious pain andfailure after failure. A lot of time passed since the first time we dreamedof being able to fly, but we finally achived this goal. Two brothers wereable to do the first flight on history, this brothers were the Wrightsbrothers who achived the goal of all the humankind, even know when someonethinks of airplanes they think on the Wrights brothers, because thanksto them in 1903 the world had his first flying machine.Order now
But the plane’sstatus changed because of time. The porpuse of this flying machines wasto achive our goal, to fly and see the world, to imitate wonderful animalssuch as birds, but people had never thought that they could use airplanesas a war machine. After it was invented we were so eager to seek destructionthat we saw the potential of using it to kill ourselves. It all startedwhen we saw that people on the ground were indefencseless with this newwar toy. They found a lot of new uses for it for example: they used themto spy on their enemys, to know where they were heading, to make maps andstartegies on what will be the most useful way of attacking them, and thiswas its use during the first World War. This war was fought on land noton the air as the second war.
People didn?t knew that their dreamcould be their mourder. After the war ended countries startedto look how to improve their new war toys, they put factories to try tomake airplanes reach a higher velocity, altitutde, range etc. . . There wasa war between wars to see who was better, Americans made their airplanes,English tried to make their Royal Air Force the best one, Japanese wantedto make their airplanes lighter and faster, but the real winner in thiswar were the Germans, their airplanes could travel long range, they wereeasy to maniubrate and ofcourse they were able to use them for massivedestruction against other countries. Thanks to airplanes the Germans werethe powerful nation they were during the war.
But why did Germans built better airplanes,well there were some reasons like :Germans live in a country with many mountains,people liked to fly model airplanes and make contests to see which werethe best ones, from this models a lot of airplanes were constructed. Anotherreason was that their scientists were very ingenious, people wanted revengefrom all the other countries. Their curiosity and their intelligence leadthem to make the best war toys in hisotory of war. After World War I Germans were humiliated,they burned their own money for fuel. They had nothing left, they justseeked for revenge, war has always been part of German’s culture. But anotherthing German’s have is that they are really smart, they dream of makingthings but they have a difference over all other nations, they dreams dobecome true, but they become true because of their intelligence and becausethey never give up.
The versailled treatment was just like a tentationto make they come to life again, they realized to late that this treatmentwas not peace, it was just an intermission for the worst war ever in history,the first in where land, air and sea were involved. Logic happened the Germans broke the Versaillestrateament and started to build a strong army, they used all their moneyfor warfare, between this machines was the airplane. Airplanes were consideredthe most valuable arm the Germans had, with this machines they could bombentire cities in just questions of days and then send their soldiers tofinish the work making war very fast and easy to win, this concept wasknow as the Blitz Krieg. Some of this airplanes were the U2 bomber andhis brother, they were a two engine plane that could carry a larg numberof bombs and soldiers for attack. . Countries as Poland and Austria sawhow easily their armys were defeated because of this new war machines thatGermans were using.
They didn’t realized that for fighting this mounsterthey had to know what they were fighting, they were fighting against notonly man but against technology the new best friend of blood and war. Between the most famous nazi fighterswe can find airplanes such as the Bf 109, who was an airplane designedfor bombing large territories and who had a great speed for his size anda very good flight mode. Another airplane was the Fw 190, who was a combatattack planes, this were sended to protect airplanes as the Bf 109 whenthis was going to bomb a city. And then at there were the best airplanesthat the nazis had during the war there was just a problem they camed tolate to help the German cause, this were the jet propulsed airplanes andsome of the names were the Blohm und Voss BV 141 V9 and theHeinkel He162 that was an airplane designed to be flown by Hitlerbut that was later converted to an airplane used by all of the Luftwaffe. One of the other improvments in this war was the use of bombs designedsimilar to airplanes that will attack cites from far away without beingdetected the name of this bomb is V1 vliegende bomb.
It is said that if Nazis had had the BlohmV9 and the He162 one year before they will had been able to save theircountry, this airplanes camed too late to help them. The allies then sawthat this was a new kind of airplane, it was like reinventing it, its powerwas unlimited, it could fly hounders of kilometers faster than any allyplane. Another reason for why this help was too late to help in any possibleway is that during war blood is something but intelligence is the mostimportant part of a war. The allies destroyed all fuel makers that providedthis material to Nazi planes and they also destroyed all factories thatinvolved anything to do with the manufacture of this kind of planes. The other countries didn?t wantedto go behind in this war, the English construected airplanes suck as thespitfire which is one of the greatest planes built by them, this was ableto combat some of the very fast and easy to get ride of German planes. Another of the airplanes they used was the Thunderbolt a very fast airplanewho turned down a lot of the German plane?s.
This two airplanes werethe most important airplanes of the Royal Air Force, now they are considereda collector’s item because only a small number of them survived war. Japan had his own airplane, it was feared by all countries because theywere very fast but most of all they were able to loose any airplane followingthem and attack by surprise al the others. The americans entered war almostat the end of it but they had their own famous planes, their most famouscombat plane was ofcourse the Mustang who was made to try to stop the mosquitoswhich they were able to, but the had a very famous bomber, its name isthe flying fortress, it was used to attack the German cities durign thewar. One of this flying fortresses was theresponsible of throwing the first atomic bomb on history, as you can seethis war was one fought not only be beare hands but it was one fought mainlyin the hands of technology. The flying fortress that was responsible tothrow the first bomb will always be in our minds, it was called by theirpilots Enola Gay, this because gay in those times was being happy, beinghappy of finally killing the japaness.
But what advances this airplanes had inthis times, well it was as they had invented a new airplane over the others,before war the airplanes were not even half as fast as they were when thewar ended, they saw that airplanes too could carry people rather than onlywar, they saw that airplanes were something for all the world, that theywere very good if used the right way as everything in the world but ifthey used it in a wrong way the consequences could be a disaster. Chapter 2: What it leted us, what it tookAlmost at the end of the war the firstturbo engine was used they started to use this engines instead of the oldones because they were faster. And the first ones to use this were theGermans, maybe that?s why they were in control of almost all of thewar, they had the technology that other countries didn?t had. Their airplanes could travel almost at 800 km/hr, almost the double ofthe other airplanes, but their use was almost at the end of the war sothey coudn?t do a lot in this war.
The allies were impressed whenthe first saw this airplanes, they were amazed of their speed, and everythingthey could offer. That?s why people started to use many of this advancesin their common use for traveling that?s why trips were so much faster. The kind of gear used for flying changeda lot in this times, the tires were made more resistable, the planes weremade to support higher pressures and to carry large amounts of weight,the controls of the planes were now easier to fly etc. . .
many advances weremade. Because the technology changes everything that exists on this worldthe airplane didn?t went outside of this change, they had changedthanks to things as the advances of technology. It?s how theworld is fixed, just as technology is made better, things are made smallerand more efficient. Maybe that?s why technology is afactor that affects living things in this world day by day. This is whathappened in world war II, there was a new way of how things were done,the used tanks for rapid land attacks and during this war the airplanewas considered really a war instrument.
Because of the advances in technologymade in the airplane there was a new kind of war going around. But maybe too much advance on this machineswas not the best thing that could happen because this caused the deathof million of people, and this can?t be justified not even now sayingthat thanks to them planes are faster and a more common thing because Iam shure I’ll give up all this advances for a world in which every yearwe didn’t had to remember things that happened as this horrible war. ConclusionBecause of this technological advanceswar was something that people could never had imagine. This was a verydestructive machine and made war to be relied on machines rather than onsoldiers. But it also made this war very destructive and cruel.
Technologybrings advances to society but if they are misused then problems can occur,millions of people could die and countries could be destroyed. Things arewhat people want to make them to be, if things are not used correctly thenproblems happen, this is just part of my report later on I will explainmore about each kind of plane and about how technology made airplanes avery destructive and effective machine.