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WWII – The Battle of Britain. By Preston Beckner. Table of Contents. The Battle Compare Fighters Map Effects of the Battle Summary Glossary Bibliography. The Battle. July-October 1940

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table of contents
Table of Contents
  • The Battle
  • Compare Fighters
  • Map
  • Effects of the Battle
  • Summary
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
the battle
The Battle
  • July-October 1940
    • France, Poland, and Belgium had fallen and Adolf Hitler expected peace from Britain on Germany’s terms.
    • Britain did not agree.
  • Battle was fought in the air.
  • Radar
compare the fighters
Compare the Fighters

Supermarine Spitfire Messerschmitt BF-109

- 355mph at 19,000’ - 354mph at 12,000’

- Slightly better turning - Better diving

- Eight Browning .303 - Two 7.9mm machine guns,

Machine guns two 20mm cannons

effects of battle
Effects of Battle
  • R.A.F. shot down about two German aircraft for each British loss.
  • Realized importance of Radar.
  • Germany’s First Defeat!- Finally Germany had lost a battle and the Luftwaffe was weakened.
  • Led to developing better fighters…
north american p 51 mustang allied fighter
North American P-51 Mustang, Allied Fighter

Developed soon after the battle for escorting bombers over Germany.

never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few winston churchill
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”- - Winston Churchill

If the outnumbered Royal Air Force had not defeated the invading German Luftwaffe, England would have been invaded and defeating the German army would have been very difficult.

glossary
Glossary
  • R.A.F. – Royal Air Force
  • Luftwaffe – German Air Force
  • Fighter – Small, fast, and maneuverable aircraft used to shoot down enemy aircraft.
  • Escort – To accompany and provide protection
  • Radar – RAdio Detection And Ranging. A way to detect objects far away using radio waves.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • ARCO- AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES NO.13 BATTLE OF BRITIAN, Christopher F. Shores, Arco Publishing Co. 1969
  • WORLD WAR II, C.L. Sulzburger, Crown Publishers Inc., 1966
  • http// www. wikipedia .org/ wiki / Battle_of_Britian