Giulio Douhet

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  • Interwar: Air Power Theory

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    For more than a century, mankind has occupied all three domains of this earth; subsequently, the realm of warfare has expanded into the three dimensions progressively with the conquering of land, sea, and ultimately the air. With the advent of functional airplanes at the beginning of the last century, powered, sustained, and controlled flight was achieved during the inaugural flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903, fulfilling a dream that had occupied the minds of man for more than millennia

  • Billy Mitchell’s Impact on American Military Aviation Development

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    Billy Mitchell’s impact on America military aviation development is unquestionably profound but his progressive radical approach in convincing others about the significance of air power led other to articulate, “Mitchell had allowed his vision of the potential of aviation to cost him his perspective.” Believing in his results from combat in WWI Mitchell set out to prove the importance of the air domain challenging the establishment on the significance of air power. Mitchell started out with a

  • Billy Mitchell Leadership Analysis

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    Billy Mitchell: A Critical Analysis of His Leadership Billy Mitchell was a visionary airpower pioneer who demonstrated very effective leadership in field operations, but his inability to develop a guiding coalition limited his effectiveness in leading the major organizational change he so desperately desired. General Mitchell was a famous, some would say infamous, airpower thinker who some regard as the father of the United States Air Force.1 Born into a wealthy family and the son of a Wisconsin

  • Strategic Bombing Accroding to Trenchard, Douhet, and Gorrell

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    visualize air supremacy during World War I and World War II. Strategic bombing is defined as “striking deep into enemy territory to destroy war-making capabilities.” Many theorists speculated different ideas on strategic bombing, including Trenchard, Douhet, and Gorrell. Trenchard’s strategic bomb theory was to focus more on attacking German homelands and to target the enemy nation’s morale. Next, Douhet’s theory is based on Total War Concept and targeted German infrastructures. Lastly, Gorrell’s theory

  • Billy Mitchell Analysis

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    Billy Mitchell was an Army Brigadier General and a famed aviator, considered by many to be the father of the United States Air Force, he was one of the loudest proponents of air power after World War I. He is also one of the most polarizing figures in aviation. People argue how helpful he actually was to the development of US aviation. William D. O’Neil, argues that his campaign to promote airpower was handled the wrong way. His use of scare tactics, embellishments of fact and prediction, and his

  • Disadvantages Of Polypropylene

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    2.3. Polypropylene as packaging polymer PP known as polypropylene is one of those most versatile polymers available with applications, both as a plastic and as a fibre, in virtually all of the plastics end-use markets. Professor Giulio Natta produced the first polypropylene resin in Spain in 1954. Natta utilised catalysts developed for the polyethylene industry and applied the technology to propylene gas. Commercial production began in 1957 and polypropylene usage has displayed strong growth from

  • Rfk Command

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    The intent of this brief analysis is to consider whether “command” as described by Italian General Giulio Douhet and British military historian and theorist Sir Julian Stafford Corbett can be applied to the space domain. The original air domain commanded by the Air Force has evolved to include space and cyberspace domains. Space domain includes, “…precise position, navigation and timing (PNT); communications; weather data; missile warning; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)

  • Military Technology And Technological Advancements

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    thinkers developed new theories to integrate these technological advancements into the existing military setup. General Swinston and Colonel Fuller developed theories that influenced development of the armored warfare. Early airpower theorists, Giulio Douhet, Billy Mitchel and Hugh Trenchard evolved different concepts for effective employment of the airpower (AP). Admiral William Moffett, the architect of naval aviation, formulated tactics for the naval aviation and the development of the aircraft

  • Aerial Warfare During World War I

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    During the beginning of World War I aircraft were still primitive and in their infancy of development. They carried no weapons and were limited on their speed and range. It was not only the limits of this new technology that hampered its deployment into combat it was also the inadequacies of the pilots. This meant aircraft needed to be easy to fly so they were built to be less maneuverable and more stable. Without a direct role in combat they found their first uses during the war as a reconnaissance

  • The Bomber Plane

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    In Italy, Giulio Douhet claimed that the bomber should be capable to destroy its objective in one attack, and the bombardment unit should be able to destroy any target on a given surface. In the United Kingdom, Hugh Trenchard claimed “it will be necessary to carry the