plan for air warfare

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  • how far did the methods of air warfare change in the years 1939 - 1992?
    • WW2
      • Blitzkrieg
        • nearly full control over air in France and Poland
        • stuka bombers
          • support ground troops give maximum terror
      • Dunkirk
        • RAF protected waiting troops + escort vehicles
      • D-Day
        • bombed nmormandy
          • disrupt communications and slowd own reinforcements
        • bombed Calais
          • convince Hitler the invasion would be there
      • bombing
        • warsaw - final surrender of Poland
        • Rotterdam  - Dutch government
      • Battle of Britain 1940
        • before Germans could invade they had to have control over the airspace
          • dogfights - continuity WW1 air aces
          • Why did the british win?
            • better planes - supermarine spitfire, hurricane
            • radar - 1930s
              • track and intercept German planes
              • concentrate defence where it was needed
                • hadn't had that advantage before - change
              • couldn't be caught unawares like Poland
              • brits were higher up than germans when they arrived so wom more dogfights
          • Britain kept air control so Hitler couldn't ever invade
      • 1st Blitz
        • bombing of civillians - change
      • 2nd Blitz
        • Vengance weapons - change
          • rocket powered, no powered - change
          • developed V1 to V2
      • bombing of germany
        • bombing civilians - continuity
    • Developments after 1945
      • planes fly faster, higher and can carry nuclear weapons
      • USA observation plan spying on soviet union
      • air to air guided missiles
      • manoverable air attack, fly under the radar
    • 6 day war
      • surprise attack destroyed 300 aircraft on the ground
        • continuity of blitzkrieg
        • decided the outcome on the first day of the war
      • Syrian and Jordanian air forces destroyed
      • control over the sky within 2 days so could concentrate on land because no air attacks
    • Vietnam
      • air power not decisive against guerilla tactics
      • operation rolling thunder
        • continuity old carpet bombing
          • from WW2
        • unsucessful
          • didn't stop VC supplies
        • $400 000 to kill on VC
      • Chemical weapons
        • napalm
          • dropped in bombs by planes
        • agent orange
          • sprayed by planes
      • search and destroy - helicopters
        • effective to support gound troops
        • partially effective for killing VC
    • 1st Gulf war
      • extensive ariel bombing
      • stealth bombers
        • USA were first
      • war decided by conventional tactics and weapons
      • only wom by 500 000 ground troops pushing the Iraqi army across the border

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