By Jon White, Aaron Asadi
Assessment: the tale of flight is a world one. From Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the location of the 1st flights through the Wright brothers, via to fashionable day Afghanistan and Iraq the place plane were on the vanguard of clash, the All approximately background booklet of Flight takes us throughout each continent, into the skies above deserts, oceans and past, in instances of peace and conflict. As a lot approximately humans because it is set know-how, this can be a tale of passengers and pilots, marketers and adventurers, regarding either excessive drama and negative human tragedy. that includes: The origins of flight - detect how scorching air balloons begun the flight phenomenon and the way the Wright brothers replaced heritage ceaselessly. The beginning of aerial battle - the 1st international conflict beckoned in a brand new period of airborne clash that will swap battle eternally. struggle in Europe and the Pacific - Aerial conflict reached its such a lot determined and lethal element in the course of the moment international struggle, and proved decisive in either significant theatres. the way forward for aviation - Witness the technological techniques that experience taken aeronautical technology to ever better heights.
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For example, Britain made 55,092 airframes during the conﬂict, whilst France made 51,700 and Germany just 38,000. The Allies took a conservative approach to aircraft design and construction materials. Their aeroplanes were largely woodenframed, fabric-covered biplanes strengthened with struts and wires. More powerful and reliable engines gave improved performance. Firepower was increased with the addition of more machine-guns or by building bigger machines capable of carrying greater bomb loads.
OPPOSITE: $OLWKRJUDSKSRVWHUE\(UQHVW0RQWDXWDGYHUWLVLQJ WKH*UDQGH6HPDLQHG·$YLDWLRQGHOD&KDPSDJQHZKLFKZDVKHOG QHDU5HLPVLQ$XJXVW7KHHYHQWZDVVSRQVRUHGE\ORFDO FKDPSDJQHSURGXFHUV 31 The Birth of Aerial Warfare // 1914-1918 THE AEROPLANE GOES TO WAR M ilitary aviation was in its infancy when the European powers went to war in August 1914 at the start of what we now know as the First World War. However, by the end of the war in 1918, the air had joined the land and the sea as a place in which men fought and died, and from which attacks were launched on both military and civilian targets.
Zeppelins had already ﬂown passenger ﬂights in pre-war Germany, so airships seemed to ofer the greatest potential for long-distance passenger travel by air. This was conﬁrmed by the ﬂight of British military airship R 34, which made the ﬁrst double crossing of the Atlantic by air in July 1919. R 34 was virtually a copy of a captured Zeppelin which had been forced to land in Britain during the war. The airship, under the command of Major G H Scott and with a crew of 30, set of from East Fortune, Scotland on 2 July 1919.
All About History: Book Of Flight by Jon White, Aaron Asadi