Asked in Pearl Harbor
How many Japanese planes were shot down during the attack on Pearl Harbor?
During the attack on Pearl Harbor 29 of 360 Japanese planes were shot down. Only a few US planes made it in the air, so most Japanese planes were shot down by the sailors on the vessels in the harbor. The Japanese lost nine aircraft in the first attack wave and twenty in the second. ...
Asked in World War 2
Who made the Japanese air planes during World War 2?
Mitsubushi made the Zero and Betty bomber, among others. Nakajima made some torpedo/dive bombers. Kawasaki made some fighters. ...
Asked in World War 2
How many Thunderbolt fighter planes were made in World War 2?
there were 600 and 20 thuder bolt planes made in world war 2 and 220 crashed so that only leaves 400 left unless they have made more ...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, US Army
What were the technological advances that made World War 2 different from previous wars?
In World War 1 they had air planes that can't be detected, but in World War 2 the British had made a radar to detect German air planes flying. ...
Asked in World War 2, War and Military History
What were planes made of in world war 2?
Most planes were made of aluminium, but not all. One of the finest planes in WW2 was a fighter-bomber made entirely of wood. Powered by two Rolls-Royce 'Merlin' engines, the de Havilland "Mosquito" flew higher and faster than any other plane at the time. There were a few other wooden planes made during WW2. ...
How did the wright brothers planes change the world?
They made the first airplane (with an engine.) They did not actually invent flight. ...
Asked in World War 2, Pearl Harbor
Why were the planes at Pearl Harbor lined up on the runway?
There was a fear that the Japanese population (substantial in Hawail) would be sympathetic to Japan and may spy and/or commit acts of sabotage. The planes were lined up in the "look sharp" formation to create a smaller containment area where they could be protected rather than spreading them out. Of course, this made an easy target for the Japanese. ...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1
What were planes used for in World War 1 and World War 2?
Planes were origionally used in WW1 for recon. They quickly figured out that they could drop explosives from them. Then they had to use them against enemy aircraft. The use of planes made it quite evident that if you controlled the airspace over a battle, you controlled the battle. This holds true today although everyone plays an important part. Air, sea, ground. In World War 1 bi-planes and tri-planes were used for reconnaissance, bombing and as fighter planes. In World War 2 there...