scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,606
Air Power Since the first planes flew over France in World War I the importance of air power has grown since World War I From the first reconnaissance planes to the fighters made to protect them the world of air warfare is enormous We spend vast amounts of money in designing such aircraft through companies like Lockheed and their skunk works With every advancement has come another advancement in order to counter the others advantages Through all this competition a trend has emerged The United States has supported and should continue to support the development of the B-2 Spirit and other technologically advanced aircraft In World War I the primary use of aircraft was in a reconnaissance role They would fly over enemy lines and report the location of enemy troop locations The need for protection of such aircraft brought about the invention of the fighter plane The Germans had developed the first long-range bomber with their invention of the Zeppelin Upon the arrival of the United States into the war many of the US pilots were not only in need of training from the French but required newer and faster planes The battle for superior speed and firepower however often brought about death for the novice fighter pilot At high speeds the biplanes were hard to maneuver and sometimes the loss of a wing could cause a downward spiral After World War I many militaries would ask for only monoplane designs Red Baron During World War II the advancement of many new fighters took place The United States led the way with its introduction of the North American Xp-51a Mustang and the Curtis p-40 Warhawk Between the wars the research facilities of the Untied States developed some of the most advanced fighters of their time Yet the Germans were credited with the first ever jet-powered fighter in the Mecherschmidt Me232 Although the engines were primitive as compared to the jets of today they
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA