World War I
The History Of The Military Aircraft World War I Edition
When Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated on the 28th of June, 1914, it had been little over a decade since the Wright Brothers had their first 12 second Flight over Kitty Hawk. Over that decade, the airplane kept improving, and it proved that it was a viable, yet exotic means of transportation. When the war first began, the number of aircraft that each side possessed was small.
During the war, many adjustments were made. They succeeded in making the airplanes less visible, more stable, faster, more powerful, and a bunch of other important stuff.
The first world war definitely proved the capabilities of the airplane.
Back then, there were about 70 different types of airplanes.
The best of the pilots became known as "Aces"
When the airplanes were first made, they struggled to carry one passenger.
Obviously, the planes used in World War One were a lot slower than the ones that we use today.
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