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Advancements In Technology During World War Two

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Continual advancements in technology were mandatory to maintain a competitive edge over the enemy in World War II. Whether you were and Axis or Ally power Technology was a grave concern for your war tactics. The WWII era gave birth to a great number of technological changes which affected weaponry, radar, and the Strategies used.
One of the most important technological innovations during World War II was the upgrades to war vehicles. The high demand for mobilizing troops efficiently during the war gave rise to advancements in tanks including increased speed, armor and firepower. One of the most significant upgrades was the invention of the DUKW, an amphibious war machine that aided in the ...view middle of the document...

Although at the beginning of the war Radar was a relatively new technology, the Germans were the first to perfect it during the Second World War. Radar equipment gave armies the chance to see their enemies’ locations without physically seeing them. This technology would prove to be very important to the allies as a counter to Germany’s blitzkrieg style of fighting. Radar allowed countries to track incoming attacks, paved pathways to targets for bombers, and guided anti-aircrafts guns to planes above. Radar also could have ultimately changed the faith of what happened on December 7, 1941 as it discovered the advancement of the Japanese air force. Think of how different the war would have turned out if America was able to prepare some type of defense against the Japanese attacks. Even Germany, the creators of radar, suffered from its effectiveness. The fact that the British and the Americans were able to survive their attacks by the Germans and Japans really cost the Axis powers the war.
Lastly, technology forced the way battles were fought to change drastically. No longer did you have to visibly see your enemy in order to be able to attack them. Like the battle of Midway that was strictly fought in the air by bomber planes from the Japanese and Americans. Without the invention of radar The U.S would have had to...

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