How weapons of air changed warfare

Jasmine Wilson

Yonny Morales

Section: 9.3

October 23, 2014

How did World War I changed warfare?

How the weapons of air changed warfare is by making new weapons. The weapons were easier to be dropped from the sky, and it was un expected , causing there to be more conflict. Air weapons were equally important to world war I.(w.w.I)

First, before the 20th century Britain’s civilians were not affected by war. “ Count von zeppelin (Germany army officer) flew his air ship in 1910. In 1914 when the war started the German armed forces had several Zeppelin’s (travel 18.5 mph) which carried up to two tons of bombs. The lift was created to pass over the top of a curved surface. It was used to get an Arial view of the war land, and to drop bombs on trenches.

Next, air weapons helped in World War I for many reasons. They were used for the opening of war. Also Zeppelin’s were sent to bomb British cities. Fighter air craft were sent against British. They used, air weapons in World War I to have more bombs and more weapons, WWI expanded the need for larger quantities of reliable aircraft.

In conclusion, the weapons of air changed WWI by making new weapons. The weapons they created were easier to be dropped from the sky, and it was unexpected causing there to be more conflict. WWI changed warfare by having weapons, a strong army, new technologies, and stronger strategies. Since there was more strength in armies there was more strength in attacks and more people. Also innocent people were being killed that were not involved in the war.

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citations

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/zeppelin-raids/

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aircraft/amt_airframe_handbook/media/ama_ch01.pdf

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