Battle of Britain/Related Articles
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- Integrated air defense system : An air defense that combines radar, anti-aircraft artillery, surface-to-air missiles, and fighter aircraft, presenting multiple layers of defense under systematic command and control
- Second World War : Alternative term for World War II.
- Suppression of enemy air defense : Military actions taken to reduce the effectiveness, or destroy, the radars, radio and other communications links, surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, fighter aircraft and their airbases and command posts of air defense systems
- Bristol Blenheim : British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company that was used extensively in the early days of the Second World War.
- Chain Home : Add brief definition or description
- Hugh Dowding : Commander of Fighter Command of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain
- Keith Park : Add brief definition or description
- Douglas Bader : Add brief definition or description
- Boulton-Paul Defiant : A British fighter aircraft using a novel turret design, not effective in its original air combat role but was later adapted to be successful in other missions
- Anti-aircraft artillery : A general term for guns that can elevate to high angles and shoot accurately at aircraft, using visual, electro-optical, or radar guidance.
- Command and control : The combination of lawful authority over people and resources, coupled with the methods of directing their execution of missions and tasks directed at goals set by that authority
- Bomber aircraft : Airplanes optimized to deliver weapons to surface targets, rather than to fight other airplanes.
- Winston Churchill : (1874 -1965) WWI Colonial Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II; Nobel Prize in Literature as a historian
- Do-17 (bomber) : Add brief definition or description
- Fighter aircraft : Airplanes that have a principal mission of destroying other airplanes in flight, often with a secondary capability to attack ground targets
- Hermann Goering : prominent Nazi politician, effectively #2 in status for most of the war and Commander-in-Chief of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) during WW II. Sentenced to death by the International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg) but committed suicide shortly before execution
- Hawker Hurricane : The first monoplane fighter in British service, this aircraft, as opposed to the better-known Supermarine Spitfire, was the main killer of German bombers in the Battle of Britain; it moved afterwards to ground attack roles
- R.V. Jones : Add brief definition or description
- Ju-87 (bomber) : Add brief definition or description
- Ju-88 (bomber) : A German medium bomber of the Second World War, of quite high performance and survivability
- Albert Kesselring : A senior commander of the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War.
- Me-109 (fighter) : Relatively lightweight Second World War German fighter aircraft; principal escort fighter during the Battle of Britain
- Me-110 (fighter) : Generally unsuccessful German fighter aircraft of the Second World War; intended as a twin-engine "bomber destroyer" but vulnerable to single-engine fighters; limited effectiveness as a night interceptor
- Supermarine Spitfire : A British fighter with exceptional high-altitude performance, serving in air superiority and photoreconnaissance roles from the beginning to the end of the Second World War, and retiring in 1955
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.