The United States Air Force is one of the worlds largest and most technologically advanced air corps in the world. They have more than 39 different types of aircraft with different air frame and more sub-varieties. Each of the air frames is uniquely made to carry through on a specific mission. During the World War II, the U.S. used basic types of aircraft which have drastically developed over the years due to technology and innovation in the industry.
During the Second World War, the military use of aircraft came into power; there were drastic and rapid changes in military airborne and aircraft technology and weaponry. The monoplane evolved into a dominant design with increased speed and engine power. It was during this period that jet fighters emerged, and brought about the introduction of bombers with an enormous increase in range and bomb load. Pilots became the multi-engine and multi-gunned machines unlike today where the jets are automated. Radar aircraft became an important resource as it was used for night bombing raids, and transportation of planes that came into operation with bigger engines and carrying capacity.
The aftermath of World War II brought about the new makeover of aircraft where stronger and more sophisticated military planes were developed. Over time, increased technology has paved the way to the evolution of the F-15 military jet which is faster and designed to carry weapons of mass destruction. They are primarily designed to handle air-to-air combat and come with remarkable engine and design.
Currently, the U.S. aircraft F-15 have on board computers that give the pilot direction and can accommodate pilot commands, unlike the older aircraft that could not carry any weight and didn’t have responsive mechanics. The on board computers make it easy to communicate and receive instruction which helps to identify the target.
The latest military aircraft are drones which have vastly reduced human labor, unlike the past where individuals were responsible for most of the essential operation duties. The spirit of innovations makes the aircraft used in World War II less competitive compared to the twenty- first century military aircraft.