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  1. herman1rg

    herman1rg Well-Known Member

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    I've been pondering the development of Aviation and it's related technologies and I think that various Countries around the world have each made their own unique contribution to the area. I offer a couple as the start of a list, please feel free to comment, argue, add your own thoughts.

    1. United States of America, Orville and Wilbur Wright; inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.

    2. United Kingdom, Robert Watson Watt; Radar On February 26, 1935, a Handley Page Heyford bomber flew along a path between the receiving station and the transmitting towers of a BBC shortwave station in nearby Daventry. The aircraft reflected the 6 MHz (49 m) BBC signal, and this was readily detected by Arnold "Skip" Wilkins using Doppler-beat interference at ranges up to 8 mi.
     
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    Germany, Britain et al: The jet engine; before the advent of the jet, the fastest any aircraft could go without diving was about 500 mph; once powerful enough jet engines were designed (in concert with other developments, such as swept wings), aircraft could go much faster and cruise at far higher altitudes.
     
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