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How are the military aircraft's made and why were they made and what kind of planes are used?
      if u could please tell me why that would be great
  i'm sorry for the mix up

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Joshua,
Why they are made is easy, ever hear the phrase "Necessity is the motherhood of invention."
During wartime it was necessary to monitor the movement of enemy troops.  Putting a human close enough to the enemy's front lines wasn't practical because by the time he made his way back to report the personnel may have moved or the equipment changed.  Balloons were used with telegraph wires running to them.  In the case of the airplane, the plane was invented first and then the Wright brothers had to decide how to sell their idea to make money.  They approached the U.S. Army and learned of their need for real-time situation awareness.  The brothers convinced the Army leaders that they could observe the enemy from the air in an airplane and return immediately to report.  The U.S. Army purchased several airplanes and successfully used them for observation.  However, the first bombs dropped from a heavier-than-air aircraft was in 1911 when an Italian Lieutenant and pilot named Giulio Gavotti realized the future use of an airplane and on 1 November 1911, during the Italo-Turkish War, he dropped four bombs each the size of a grapefruit and weighting approximately four pounds. Flying at an altitude of 600 feet, Gavotti screwed in the detonators and tossed each bomb over the side onto a military camp. Despite his idea, he didn't know to allow for wind drift and his scheme injured no one.  U.S. military pilots realized the potential usefulness of this idea and quickly adopted the idea.  Eventually the military wanted larger bombs that would do more damage so larger more powerful airplanes were invented to carry a larger bomb load.  Eventually airplanes were invented for other purpose such as fighters, pursuit, reconnaissance, transport,cargo, ambulance, gliders, seaplanes, tankers, electronic warfare, trainers, and helicopters.   As the need arose, an aircraft was invented to fulfill the need.

By U.S. law, airplanes are built by civilians under contract with the U.S. government.  How they are made is a secret, to prevent other companies from stealing their ideas.

I hope this helps.  Let me know.
Colonel H  

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