ASSIGNMENT FOUR (100 pts)
Assignment four will also focus on the 1920s through the 1940s. This assignment will be based on a careful reading of two chapters from Hansen, chapters 2 and 3 and three chapters from Courtwright, chapters 5-7. All these chapters deal with remarkable changes and transformation in aviation between the 1920s and the 1940s.
For this assignment you will write three 3-page essays. The total length of all three essays should be 9 pages. Each essay will be worth approximately 33 points.
Essay One: (based on Hansen) Write an essay in which you explain what Hansen meant when he argued that the airplane was “re-invented” in the 1920s and 1930s. Be sure to include specific examples.
Essay Two: (based on Hansen) Write an essay in which you examine three important breakthroughs or events associated with the first supersonic flight (October 14, 1947). For example, what made it possible? What led up to the creation of the X-1? What technologies were needed for the X-1 to break the sound barrier? All breakthroughs and/or events in this essay should be dated before October 14, 1947.
Essay Three (based on Courtwright): Write an essay in which you discuss the degree to which US aviation had begun the transition from a Type II Frontier to the Type I frontier by the end of WWII.
sources will be used in this assignment :
1- Hansen, The Bird is on the Wing (OHIO LINK, also Amazon and Kindle edition).
2- Courtwright, Sky as Frontier (OHIOLINK, also Amazon and Kindle edition).