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    Fighter and Bomber Aircraft of WWII During World War II, aviation firmly established itself as an important part of warfare. Countries taking part in WWII quickly learned that dominating the air meant winning the war. Before WWII, most of the strategies for air warfare were mainly theoretical, since WWI had little effective air warfare, and most air to air combat at the time was primitive. Fighter aircraft are military aircraft which are designed mostly for air to air combat against other aircraft; to gain air superiority over an area, or to take down enemy airplanes. With air superiority, this meant that enemy planes and vehicles had a difficult time getting through the area, which could effectively block off supply routes, and that friendly planes and vehicles could pass through…

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    Trenchard, because strategic bombing with its predicted morale breaking effect did not lead to an uprising of the German population against the Nazi-Regime. Furthermore, their prophecies that air power alone could win a war; “the bomber will always get through” even without support of fighter escort; and that the bomber would be able to attack adversaries’ vital centers with high altitude precision bombing turned out to be false. Despite of excessive aerial bombing of vital centers, cities and…

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    Matthew Tinck United States Army Sergeant?s Major Academy Evolution of the Enlisted Weapons Instructor Course Discussion The enlisted Weapons Instructor Course owes much of the credit to the Aerial Gunnery School, which was created nearly six decades in a time when the nation was involved in a World War, which had been fought on two different fronts. This was a time before the…

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    Airpower Development

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    unprecedented in size and sustained fury. With no need to fear the Luftwaffe, Allied aircrafts could lay waste to locations of their choosing.3 Thus, military forces that can “conquer the air,” and hold its air superiority, will gain advantage over its enemies. In turn, this provides the ability to strike from the air on crucial enemy targets and destroys the enemy’s ability to fight, and ultimately results in victory as proven in the Second World War.4 In contrast, during the Battle for…

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    landpower depends on. Landpower cannot unilaterally maintain sea-lanes of communication. Landpower cannot defeat enemy fixed-wing aircraft in aerial dogfights. Neither can landpower provide redundant, secure, networked communications independently. The U.S. landpower capability is inherently interdependent and joint by its very nature. This interdependence and jointness explain why U.S. Army and Marines organized the way they did to seize Okinawa in WWII. It also informs how that shared WWII…

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    Drones, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to point out, are aircrafts that can be controlled remotely or through pre-programmed missions. Drones are mostly slow moving but they have a huge advantage of the conventional aircrafts. The difference between conventional aircrafts and drones are the fact that drones can stay airborne for up to several days at a time while conventional aircrafts just cannot. They have also been putting much work into reconnaissance technology and missile strike…

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    STAFF SERGEANT VICTOR V. CERVANTEZ MORENCI Army Air Corps Entered Service in December 1941 Gunner on B-24 409th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group European Theater, 8th Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 OLC Victor was 18 years old when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 1, 1941. Just six days later, the US entered the Second World War when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. During the great mobilization period of 1942 and 1943, Victor was stationed for…

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    Introduction When it comes to maintaining and supporting legacy aircraft such as the F-16 within today’s Air Force inventory, the logistics scheme currently in use includes distinct and separate information systems for repair, supply, maintenance personnel and skills, mission planning and post-mission debriefings. They are standard for the Air Force and used by other fleets (Butler, 2013). With the introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter program, the F-35 will replace several aircraft…

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    fear from Luftwaffe, the Allied aircrafts could lay waste to locations of their choosing.3 Thus, military force that can “conquer the air” and hold that air superiority will gain advantage over its enemies. Gained advantage will provide ability to strike from the air on crucial enemy targets that will destroy enemy’s ability to fight and lead to the final victory as proven in the Second World War.4 On the contrast, during the Battle for Britain, Germans failed to gain air superiority. On…

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    BACKGROUND PAPER ON JOHN BOYD 1. Colonel John Boyd was a United States Air Force pilot who retired in 1975. He had gained the nickname “Forty second Boyd” because he bet, that in forty seconds, he could defeat any attacker from a disadvantaged position. He went on to develop maneuverability strategies and also help designed aircraft such as the f16. Throughout John Boyd’s career, he has demonstrated that he is a good leader by showing initiative, being proactive, and demonstrating good…

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