The Mumbai film industry is second only to Hollywood, but despite churning out the largest number of films in the world, hardly any Indian actress makes it big in the US There is no doubt the entertainment is the richest and best paying in the world and hence it is natural for anyone to try and succeed. After decades, one actress, Priyanka Chopra has been a success and it is a tribute not only to her hard work, but also her beauty and tanned body. Priyanka has shot music videos and is also acting in Baywatch and this has gladdened the hearts of Indians.
Priyanka and entry in American show biz
Priyanka (born 1982) is the daughter of a military officer who had her schooling in the USA. She entered the Miss World contest and was crowned the winner in 2000. She has not looked back after that as she joined Hindi films and in a few years has reached the apex. Having spent her early years in the US, Priyanka had no phobia about life in the USA and she wished to make a mark in the TV and music industry there. She made waves when in 2012, she was signed by Creative Artists Agency. It was the first time an Indian actress had been signed by this agency. Chopra collaborated with Sam Walters, Jay Sean, and Mathew Korma, and produced her first album RedOne. She also released her first single" In My City." She made a mark with this album and received 3 nominations : best female artist, best song, and best video at the World Music Awards. Priyanka is on the road to success and she has released many more music videos.
Success in Baywatch series
One of her biggest successes was in bagging a role in Baywatch. In this serial, she has excelled and shown to Americans what an Indian beauty is like. Priyanka is the first star from India to have made a mark in America. She is the top star inBollywood. Come to think of it, the doyen of Indian acting Amitabh Bachchan got a 10-minute measly role in the Great Gatsby. One can safely say that Priyanka is a trailblazer. She is now busy with her commitments in both Mumbai and the USA. One can be sure she will do better in the years to come. She has been noticed even by the Obama's who invited her to the White House.
The forerunner of the American supersonic jets was the Messerschmitt 262 of the Luftwaffe
The ME 262 was the first jet plane in the world, but it appeared too late in the war. The Americans in particular benefited from this technology.
When we see the latest USAF planes in the form of the X-15 and 16, one may not realize that these planes were a follow-up on the research of the Germans, who launched the first jet fighter in the world in 1945. It's a tribute to German engineering skill and technology that they were able to launch a jet plane months before the Allies had anything like it. The jet fighter was developed by Messerschmitt, the German aircraft company which had built the ME 109 fighter earlier. The plane was ready for use in 1944. It was at least 100mph faster than the best American or British fighter and despite having lost air superiority accounted for 562 Allied aircraft against 100 losses. A creditable performance.
Plane in WW II
The development of the jet plane was commenced before the onset of war. But problems with the engine delayed its induction. In addition, Hitler wanted a bomber to combat the allied bombing raids and that further delayed its induction. The plane when it appeared made a telling impact in combat, but it needed concrete runways and the Allies, in particular, bombed them to make the ME 262 difficult to operate. The ME 262 was superior to any fighter the allies had and had a top speed of 540 mph and a range of 650 miles. It carried the flag of the Luftwaffe into combat, but numbers were few and it was inducted at a time when the Germans had lost air superiority over German skies. Despite this, the plane surprised American pilots flying the giant B-29 as its greater speed made it almost invincible against the slower American fighters. However, it was lightly armed with 4 cannons and 2 550 lb bombs.
Aftermath of the war
The end of the war saw the allies capture plans and development sheets of the ME 262. The Americans were extremely happy to lay their hands on a few ME 262s. They studied the technology and incorporated it in their famous F-86 Sabre Jet, that was used extensively in the Korean war. In all about 1400, Me 262 were built and many survived the war and are part of museums. Most of the scientists and engineers at Messerschmitt fell in American hands and they benefited the US aircraft industry. The ME 262 was the world's first jet fighter and thus has a place in the history of military aviation