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The Sky Was The Limit – Aviation in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR

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World War 1 saw several completely new technologies develop rapidly. The airplane itself was only a few years old but pioneering engineers soon saw its potential for military use. For recognisance and later as fighter or bomber, World War 1 had huge impact on aviation and warfare in general. This special episode gives you an idea about the obstacles that had to be overcome.

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Literature (excerpt):
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. A Complete History, Holt Paperbacks, 2004.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. A Combat History of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. 1914-1918, Profile Books, 2013.
Stone, Norman. World War One. A Short History, Penguin, 2008.
Keegan, John. The First World War, Vintage, 2000.
Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914. Europe Goes To War, Knopf, 2013.
Hirschfeld, Gerhard. Enzyklopädie Erster Weltkrieg, Schöningh Paderborn, 2004
Michalka, Wolfgang. Der Erste Weltkrieg. Wirkung, Wahrnehmung, Analyse, Seehamer Verlag GmbH, 2000
Leonhard, Jörn. Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, C.H. Beck, 2014

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25 thoughts on “The Sky Was The Limit – Aviation in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR

  1. I reject your reality and insert my own. There was only one Sopwith Camel and it was a glorified doghouse flown by a beloved root beer guzzling beagle. (yeah I know this isn't true but I had to make the reference) what an excellent series this is.

  2. The first air missions both reconnasaince and combat were done by Bulgarians and Serbs during Balkan Wars and repeated during WWI. Not even mentioning this is very shamefull

  3. Sorry, I have to…
    Inhales deeply
    MAN AND MACHINE AND NOTHING THERE IN BETWEEN
    A FLYING CIRCUS AND A MAN FROM PRUSSIA
    THE SKY AND A PLANE, THIS MAN COMMANDS HIS DOMAIN
    THE WESTERN FRONT AND ALL THE WAY TO RUSSIA

    DEATH FROM ABOVE ABOVE, YOU'RE UNDER FIRE
    STAINED RED AS BLOOD, HE'S ROAMING HIGHER
    BORN AS A SOLDIER FROM YHE HORSEBACK TO THE SKY
    THAT'S WHERE THE LEGEND WILL ARISE

    AND HE'S FLYING
    HIGHER, THE KING OF THE SKY
    HE'S FLYING TOO FAST AND HE'S FLYING TOO HIGH
    HIGHER, AN EYE FOR AN EYE
    THE LEGEND WILL NEVER DIE

  4. It should be noted that the Sopwith Camel flew like an airborne gyroscope. this was due to its engine being located so close to the plane's center of mass. It was this feature that made it such a great dogfighter, but a nightmare to fly. When the Snipe came out, the engineers had managed to keep the great maneuverability (without the instability found in the Camel) and a better speed. Both were considered the best British fighters of the war.

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