Essay on Technology During World War 2

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In the war between countries, technology has played a huge part in the outcome; this is especially evident during the time of World War II. Technology in warfare consisted of weapons, vehicles, aircrafts, and chemical reactants. Technology during World War I was lacking and countries knew when World War II began that in order for them to be victorious they must have the most technologically advanced weapons and other devices or systems that would benefit the nation. The Allies were victorious in WW2 because they made better use of the available technologies than the Germans, advancing in communication/detection systems such as sonar and the radio, as well as, weapons including the atomic bomb, and bomber aircrafts. One communication …show more content…
SONAR helped the Allies win the war due to its ability to detect objects above or around them, which allowed for the Allies to be more prepared for battle. SONAR was not the only system used during this time to detect objects in the area, but also RADAR. RADAR complimented SONAR as another communication system in which the Allies used more efficiently to be victorious. “Radar is an object-detection system which uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. The radar dish or antenna transmits pulses of radio waves or microwaves, which bounce off any object in their path. The object returns a tiny part of the wave's energy to a dish or antenna, which is usually located at the same site as the transmitter” (Overy). RADAR was an effective system that countries used to find out general information of an object which was helpful during warfare because if there was a vehicle charging full speed at you and you did not know it was your own vehicle you might open fire on the vehicle and end up killing your own soldiers. RADAR helped identify vehicles and tell certain information about them. Radar arose independently in several different countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Great

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