Posts Tagged ‘Pearl Harbor Planes’
Ww Ii Planes
Over 60 years ago when the U.S. faced a severe shortage of combat pilots to serve in World War II, a group of incredible women stepped up to help. These “fly girls” flew light trainers, heavy four-engine bombers, transport aircraft and fighters – virtually every type of Air Force aircraft there was – on missions all around the United States to free up male pilots needed in the war overseas. They were the first women in history to fly American military aircraft and broke ground for female pilots who would later join the ranks of the U.S. Air Force. Read the rest of this entry »
World War Two Planes
Death and destruction came to the tiny Pacific outpost of Truk Lagoon in February 1944. Operation Hailstone was designed to destroy as much of the Japanese fleet and surrounding island bases as possible over the course of two days and stop the Japanese advance across the Pacific. While many of Japan’s larger battleships and destroyers had left for Palau and other regions of the Pacific fearing an imminent attack, the allies still found over 60 ships in the lagoon, sinking over 45 and damaging many others. Of 365 Japanese planes, over 270 were destroyed in the air or on Read the rest of this entry »
World War Ii Planes
The 1930′s invention of the jet engine led to an altogether new kind of airplane taking to the skies, one that could fly at breathtaking speeds, much faster than any of its propeller driven counterparts. Jet airplanes would go onto break the sound barrier, reaching speeds of 2,000 mph and above.
Broadly speaking, there are two different kinds of jet airplanes nowadays, those that are designed for commercial use, and those used by the military.
Commercial Jet Airplanes
These are the airplanes used by businesses and airlines to transport cargo, Read the rest of this entry »
The planes of WWII were an amazing achievement; their engineering is still admired today. They were in a different class of their own in compared to there predecessors. They were lightweight, fast and deadly. To name the best is quite controversial and passions run high in doing so. There were many greats here are my top 3.
#3: North American P-51 Mustang
Introduced in 1942 this single seat long range fighter was one of the best American planes of the time. It had a top speed of 370 MPH and was Armed with Read the rest of this entry »