Lesson_2_-_Evolution_of_Air_Space_Power

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Evolution of Airpower
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Overview Lighter Than Air Vehicles Birth of Heavier than Air Flight WWI WWII Jet Age Fighter Generations
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Early Years of Flight First Flight – 1783 First Military Aviation – 1794 First Airstrike – 1849 First US Airpower – 1862
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Early Military Aviation Balloons Dirigibles / Zeppelins
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Birth of Heavier than Air Flight Reaction to the Wright Brothers’ success First Military Plane Missions Reconnaissance Direct Artillery Extension of the Army
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US Participation War I Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force Equipping the Signal Corps
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Dec 7, 1941
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Strategic Bombing of Germany A flaw in the plan Industrial Targets not as vulnerable or vital as expected Difficulty hitting targets due to weather, smoke The Bomber will always get through!
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Fighter Support of Strategic Bombing P-38s and P-47s limited by range AAF needed an effective fighter with the range to support the bombers all the way to their target
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AERO 19 taught by Professor Jaredgrady during the Fall '11 term at UCLA.

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