New Advances in Warfare: World War II 19 th & 20 th Century World History Spring Semester Mrs. Huff Overview of Technological Advances Weaponry Ships, vehicles, aircraft, atomic weaponry Logistical Support Vehicles necessary for transporting soldiers and supplies Industrial
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19th & 20th Century World History
bombersInnovation #1: Aircraft Technology
The Enola Gay ~ A B-29 bomber used to drop the atomic bombs over Japan.
The F-80 (also called P-80) was the best Allied fighter jet to emerge from World War II. Unfortunately, it was developed too late to see actual combat.
German engineers also developed radars during World War II. Perhaps the most important of these was the “Würzburg” type shown here at an installation in Douvre, France (then German-occupied France). It’s 8-meter wide dish antenna was part of a system used to detect incoming aircraft.
1940s radar relied on a semiconductor crystal, or "rectifier."
Lichtenstein SN2 - the radar of the German night fighters (range: 2.5 miles)
Nagasaki ~ August 9, 1945
Hiroshima ~ August 6, 1945