Fighter jets

 

By The Zebra from Outer Space

Intro

       Is anybody interested in joining the Air Force? If so, you might want to learn something about their jets. Here is the history of fighter jets, how they work, and something cool about them.  

The history of fighter jets

             

This paragraph is about the history of fighter jets.  According to Mary Bellis / wiki.answers.com, Hans von Ohain and Frank Whittle are both known as the inventors of the fighter jet engine. Fighter jets were invented during World War 2. It is really cool to know that fighter jets were invented in World War II.

How a fighter jet works

                 

This paragraph is about how a fighter jet works.  According to Tom Harris, fighter jets weren’t made to hit targets on the ground because the Air Force needed a new plane to replace the F-111 until the F-117 was ready to begin. So they modified the F-15 for "air-to-ground" expeditions. The result of this made the F-15 Strike Eagle, or the F-15E.

                          

This paragraph is about how high fighter jets can go. According to “My Evil Twin” ,Different fighter jets can go to different altitudes, depending on their size and shape. For example, the F-22 Raptor can go up to around 65,000 feet, or somewhere around 12 miles.

                          

This paragraph is about how much fuel a fighter jet needs. According to wiki.answers.com, There is a range of fuel needed, and that depends on the level of the power setting, how high you are, the air temperature, the density level of the air and the condition of the engine. This means that turbine engines are pretty much Massive Flow engines, which means that large amounts of air means lots of fuel. Wow! I never knew that jets needed that much fuel.

                     

This paragraph is about how fast fighter jets can go. According to wiki.answers.com, some fighter jets can go up to 1,320 miles per hour. If you measure in mach speed, they go up to 2.5 mach speed. That is pretty fast. 

Something cool about fighter jets

This paragraph is about something cool about fighter jets. According to Vyacheslav Spiridonov, Lots of people who aren't pilots that want to fly a fighter jet can decide if they want to do that in Russia. But in Europe, normal people can fly in fighter jets practically whenever they want. I think that is cool. It would be fun to ride a fighter jet whenever you want.

Conclusion

Well, that was my report. I hope you enjoyed it, and how I told you about fighter jets and their history.

 

Bibliography

        

1

Bibliography

Source:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/f-15.htm

Author:

Tom Harris

Title:

How a fighter jet works

Date of retrieval:

May 6,2010

Brief Summary:

This is a great website for people who like to learn about fighter jets. It tells about F-15 Eagles, or the F-15C.

 

 

2

Bibliography

Source:

http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Fly-A-Jet-Fighter-In-Europe--Different-Locations-To-Fly-In-A-Fighter-Jet-Explored/1135410

Author:

Vyacheslav Spiridonov

Title:

Fly A Jet Fighter In Europe: Different Locations To Fly In A Fighter Jet Explored

Date of retrieval:

May 7, 2010

Brief Summary:

This is a website about people that are allowed to fly fighter jets. I learned that normal people in Europe can ride them whenever they want.

 

 

3

Bibliography

Source:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_does_a_f-16_fighter_jet_go

Author:

Answers Corporation

Title:

How fast does a f-16 fighter jet go?

Date of retrieval:

May 10, 2010

Brief Summary:

This website tells that a fighter jet can go very, very fast.

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_fuel_does_a_fighter_jet_consume_per_hour

Author:

Answers Corporation

Title:

How much fuel does a fighter jet consume per hour?

Date of retrieval:

May 11, 2010

Brief Summary:

This site doesn't really tell very much, but it had the information I needed.

 

 

5

Bibliography

Source:

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljetengine.htm

Author:

Mary Bellis

Title:

Jet Engines- Hans Von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle

Date of retrieval:

May 11, 2010

Brief Summary:

 

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_were_fighter_jets_invented

Author:

Answers Corporation

Title:

When were fighter jets invented?

Date of retrieval:

May 17, 2010

Brief Summary:

 

 

 

7

Bibliography

Source:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080822165146AAAMiEA

Author:

"My Evil Twin"

Title:

How High can Fighter jets go and what happens if they try to go higher?

Date of retrieval:

May 25, 2010

Brief Summary: