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Advantages and Disadvantages of WWII

Advantages and Disadvantages of WWIIAllied AircraftNorth AmericanP-51d MustangSupermarine Spitfire

Aircraft in the PacificMitsubishi ZeroGrumman Hellcat

Axis Light BombersJapanese KATEGerman HE-111

Dive BombersGerman Junkers Ju-88 StukaRussian il-2 Sturmovik

Allied Light BombersB-25 MitchellDeHaveland Mosquito

Heavy BombersAllowed for real damage

Punish Germany and Japanese industry

Slow and bulky, fell victim to enemy fighter planes.

Mustangs had long ranger and were able to defend deep into enemy territory.

Allied Heavy BombersAvro LancasterB-24 Liberator

Axis Heavy BombersB-29 SuperfortressAdvantages45,000 lbs of bombs3,250 miles of rangeCould reach Japanese mainlandDelivered nuclear weaponsPressurized cabinDisadvantagesNeed a long runway

TanksUS Sherman

Advantages- Easy to maintain- Many builtDisadvantagesWeak ArmorSmall Gun

German Panther

Advantages- Better Armor- Stronger gun- RadiosDisadvantagesFewer Built Very Complicated

NavalU BoatsGerman U-Boats

Traveled in Wolfpacks

Destroy 3000+ Allied Ships, mostly cargo crossing the Atlantic

AdvantagesStealthy Deadly Cut off supplies Psychological Warfare Far Ranging

DisadvantagesNeeded to travel on surface to preserve fuel. Weak armor Development of sonar

BattleshipsJapanese YamatoUSS Missouri #63

Sinking the BismarckBismarckFairly Swordfish

NAZI Advanced weaponryGerman MP44Considered the worlds first assault rifle

AdvantagesRifle sized bullets High rate of fire

Disadvantages- Too little too late

ME-262AdvantagesThe NAZIs have a jet powered fighter plane Fast! 4 Nose mounted machine guns

Disadvantages- Too little too late Too fast, had to slow down

V-2 RocketAdvantagesRocket powered Could be fired from Germany and hit England- Scared the British population

Disadvantages- Inaccurate- Faulty