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Korean War

Fig 1, Picture of the


38th parallel during
the Korean War.
source:https://www.m
tholyoke.edu/~park25
h/classweb/worldpoliti
cs/

By Robert Rushing, Connor Hellman and Paul Metts

Korean War

Fig. 2, The Korean War- a short introduction


to the Korean war
Source: https://youtu.be/JTN5W4NJ3DM

Milestones
Pusan Pocket
Landing at Inchon
Chinese Involvement
Stalemate at the 38th
Parallel

Fig.3 ,US Troops help carry wounded soldier


off the field
Source:http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2
013/07/year-of-the-korean-war-veteran/

Technical Changes
The invention of the main battle
tank
Jet versus jet combat
Helicopters invented
The start of ban on atomic
weapons
Infrared Scopes

Figure 4, Korean DMZ


Source:http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiap
cf/07/12/un.north.korea/

Tanks
September 1915 the first tank was made and was called Little
Willie.
very slow
got overheated easily
couldn't cross trenches because it would get stuck.

A year later Big Willie was made and was ready for battle.
Tanks were first used in World War I at the Battle of Somme. They
came into battle in July of 1916.
Fig. 5, Little Willie
Source: http://www.tanksencyclopedia.com/ww1/g
b/little_willie.php

Tanks during Korean War


There were twelve tanks that were used during the Korean War.
A41

M26

A27M

M4

A22

M41

M24

M4A4
T-34

M46

T-34/85
Type 95

The A41, M26, M41, and the M46 were the only tanks that were new to
battle during the Korean War

A41 Centurion
Was first made in the United Kingdom
They were produced right after WWII ended
There were 4,423 A41 Centurion made
They are still used today but very limited, were used a lot until the
1990s
Considered one of the most successful tank designs
Fig. 6, A41 Centurion
Source:
http://www.militaryfactory.com/imagev
iewer/ar/pic-detail.asp?
armor_id=13&sCurrentPic=pic1

M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank


Was first made in the United States
There was a total of 3,728 M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tanks made
It is successor to M24 Chaffee light tank
It was also used in the Vietnam War
Eventually, was replaced by

Fig. 7, M41 Walker Bulldog Light


M48Tank
Patton
Source:
http://www.militaryfactory.com/image
viewer/ar/pic-detail.asp?
armor_id=32&sCurrentPic=pic1

M26 Pershing
Was first made in the United States
There was a total of 4,450 M26 Pershing made
Arrived at the very end of WWII, had no effect on the outcome of the
WWII
M26 was replaced by M46 Patton
Fig. 8, M26 Pershing
Source:
http://www.militaryfactory.com/imageviewer/ar/pi
c-detail.asp?armor_id=64&sCurrentPic=pic1

M46 Patton
Was first made in the United States
There was a total of 1,160 M46 Pattons made
It is the successor to M26 Pershing
The M46 patton was replaced by the M47 Patton in 1952
Fig. 9, M46 Patton
Source:
http://www.militaryfactory.com/ima
geviewer/ar/pic-detail.asp?
armor_id=31&sCurrentPic=pic1

Tanks during Modern War


The T-14 is set to enter service in 2016
They will be made in Russia
Approximately 2,300 T-14 are to be made

Fig. 10, T-14


Source:
http://www.militaryfactory.
com/imageviewer/ar/picdetail.asp?
armor_id=905&sCurrentPi
c=pic1

Aerial Combat Maneuvers (ACM)


Horizontal Plane: moving left and right
without variation in altitude
Vertical Plane: utilizing the third
dimension to gain an energy advantage
Energy: speed or altitude that can be
made into speed
Strategic Bomber: a specially designed
bomber that carries a massive payload
long distances
Interceptor: a fighter optimized for
destroying enemy craft before they

Figure 11, ACM Egg


Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fight
er_maneuvering_-_tactical_egg.PNG

Americas Finest: F-86 Sabre


Swept-wing air superiority
fighter
Incredibly quick, can exceed
1,100 KPH
6,000lb of thrust on the J47GE-27 turbofan
Very good in energy
preservation
Armed with either .50 caliber
machine guns or 20mm
cannon

Figure 12, Col. Ben O. Davis Leading a Flight over Korea


Source:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/
3/34/Col_Ben_O._Davis_leads_F86_flight_(51st_FIW,_Korea).jpg

The Korean Surprise


Swept-wing interceptor
The MiG-15 is one of the most
produced jets ever, over
15,000
Heavily armed with two
23mm and one 37mm cannon
Can climb to 5,000 meters in
only 2 minutes
Uses VK-1 engine, a Soviet
improvement to the RollsRoyce Nene turbofan

Figure 13, North Korean MiG-15


Source:http://www.richardseaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Chino/2010/Highlights/Mi
g15Chino2010.jpg

The Cold Wars Influence


Fear of nuclear attacks ruled
military planning
Air power was the deciding factor
The strategic bomber was the
single deadliest vehicle on earth
The USAF had an early advantage
over the Soviets
This advantage lead to a defensive
mindset for the Soviets

Figure 14, H-Bomb


Source:http://science.howstuffworks.com/nucl
ear-arms-race2.htm