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Planes Of Wwii
Radio controlled planes have a rich history and are very popular, despite being a relatively new addition to the model family. Flying radio controlled, or rc planes, is suitable for flyers of all ages and skill levels, with some even participating in sanctioned contests. So how did rc planes come to be and what is a suitable model for you?
The earliest prototypes of radio controlled planes were simple hydrogen-filled model airships, which, in the late 19th century, were part of music hall acts, using a basic form of spark-emitted radio signal to enthral captivated theatre Read the rest of this entry »
Planes In Ww2
Early summer through late fall of 1946, occasionally photographs were in the New York’s daily newspapers of Navy fighter aircraft having to ditch in the water off the south shore of Long Island due to engine trouble. The pilot always escaped unharmed by swimming or wading ashore to small crowds of well-to-do and very sympathetic greeters who owned palatial estates. These empathic observers would treat the dear hero pilot as if he had won WWII single-handedly. They housed the pilot in their home for the weekend, feeding him and providing him clothes. They even hosted parties to honor this Read the rest of this entry »
Planes In Ww1
The son of a wealthy lumberman2, William E. Boeing dropped out of Yale University in 1903 to begin his own lumber business in Washington state. His company proved quite successful. After making his fortune trading forest lands around Grays Har�bor3, Washington, Boeing moved to Seattle in 1908 and, two years later, went to Los Angeles for the first American air meet. Boeing tried to get a ride in one of the airplanes, but not one of the dozen aviators participating in the event would oblige4. Boeing came back to Seattle disappointed, but determined to learn more about this Read the rest of this entry »
10. F/A-18 Hornet: $94 million – The F/A-18 is in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the air forces of Canada, Australia, Spain, Kuwait, Finland, Switzerland, and Malaysia. This military plane fills a variety of roles: air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defences, reconnaissance, forward air control, close and deep air support, and day and night strike missions.
9. EA-18G Growler: $102 million – The E/A-18G military plane is the Navy’s replacement for the EA-6B Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft and represents an entirely new way of looking at legacy aircraft replacement. The EA-18G Read the rest of this entry »
Planes Of Ww1
The Great War or First World War saw the destructive increase of firepower in Human History and the effects this destructive firepower could do to humans. From aviation which was in its infancy to the birth of armoured warfare with the introduction of the ‘tank’ in 1916, the mechanised slaughter of the trenches which would in turn herald in more destructive weaponry was merely the beginning.
In the beginning, war was initially thought to belong to the infantryman. The concept of aerial and or armoured warfare was an ‘out of the box’ concept, a concept not Read the rest of this entry »