Airplanes in World War Ii

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WORD CITEDThe First Air War. The Pictorial History 1914-1919, Terry C. Treadwell, Alan C. Wood, Brasseys Inc. 1996 Chandelle (a jurnal of aviation history) Volume 9, Number 2October/November 2004. Aviation History an Online Museum. The Aircraft of World War I.

Elizardo RuizHistory IIMr. RobinsonApril/18/2005AIRPLANES IN WORLD WAR IIDuring World War One, the role of airplanes and how they were used changed greatly. At first planes were only used for sport, but people started realize that not only could airplanes be useful but they could even influence an outcome of the war greatly. Soon the war was filled with blimps, planes, and tethered balloons. By the end of the war, planes became a symbol of fear, but they were not always treated with such respect. In the time leading up to the war, the general feeling about planes was, they were a sneaky, unfair tactic that should not be used in warfare.

During The 1899 Hague Peace Conference it was put on record that the dropping or shooting of any projectiles or explosives from the air during a time of war was forbidden and was considered a crime of war. The history of WWI aviation is a rich and varied story. It was marked by a period of very rapid development, where aircraft progress from their humble beginnings as slow moving, fragile, kites, into quick, sturdy, fighter craft. The Great War consumed the world in a conflict that was unrevealed until that time. It was a kind of war far different than the one of the ground. The fight for control of the air was where the hope and bravery of the individual could matter for much.

At the begging of the first World War in August of 1914, the airplane was ten years old. The Bleriot XI type...