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World War II Weapons- film guide and worksheet and students create a brochure!

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History Channel- WWI: Ultimate World War II Weapons Period_______

This movie can be purchased from the history channel or rented. Apparently the hyper link only shows clips of the movie that would need to be put together

Science and Military advanced of World War II
Advance Military Use in WWII Civilian Applications
Radar Detected objects such as bombs, income gunfire, or enemy ships Use to track weather systems, and monitor automobile speed
Calculating Machines Allowed cryptographers to break enemy codes by detecting letter patterns and frequencies Developed into small personal computers
Jet Engines Enabled planes to fly much faster than non-jet powered plants Used in commercial airplanes
Penicillin Cured soldiers’ infected wounds, Used to treat bacterial infections

# 10- The 88
1. Describe the 88, who used it? What did it do?

2. How many allied planes were destroyed?

3. What did the 88 combine?

4. What does it mean “typical Rommel battle?

#9- Studebaker US6
1. Who used it? Who was it made by?

2. When was its moment of glory? Describe its purpose

3. What does it carry?

4. How did this weapon help in the Battle of Kruk?

# 8- The Mitsubishi Zero
1. Describe its deadly details?

2. Who used it? Why was it born?

3. Where was it used? What was the result?

4. What was the last lethal chapter for the Mitsubishi Zero?

5. Why is it considered # 8?

# 7- The Essex Class Aircraft Carrier

1. Who created it? Why?

2. How many are built during WWII?

3. What major battle/ event was it used against?

4. Why is it considered #7?

# 6- The B-17 Flying Fortress

1. Who created it? Why?

2. What was its target? What would/did it do? How did it break the mold?

3. How many tons of bombs did we drop on Germany? How many were from the B17?

4. Why is it considered # 6

# 5- The F6F- Hell Cat

1. Who created it? Why?

2. What is its kill ratio?

3. What islands was it used against? Describe the invasion on June 15th?

4. How many Japanese vs. American losses were there?

# 4- The Untersee boot- U-Boat

1. Who created it? Why? Speed?

2. What is the kill ratio?

3. Who did the Germans mostly use this against? How did they do this?

4. Describe why it was #4

# 3- The P51 Mustang

1. Who created it? Why?

2. Why was it used?

3. Describe the range of the P51 vs the Luftwaffe?

4. Describe why it was # 3

# 2- The Cavity Magnetron # 12

1. Who created it? Why?

2. What was its purpose? Why was it so significant?

3. What battle was this used in? Why?

# 1- The Atomic Bomb

1. Who created it? Why?

2. Describe the first atomic bomb- name, destruction, usage

3. Describe the Second Atomic bomb- where? How many deaths? Etc…

4. Describe Roosevelt’s Manhattan Project

5. Why did Truman use the Atomic bomb?

6. Why is this a game changer?

Task: Create a brochure for weapons during WWII. In doing so, list the:
a. Weapon- purpose, type, speed, kill rate, picture
b. Who created it? And Why?
c. Major Countries and battles it was used against/ with statistics
d. Write a conclusion paragraph stating which two countries during WWII that had the most deadly weapons- use facts to support your reasoning
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