• Aviation World
On the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
During the first world war the role of pilots strongly changed - instead of a simple observation at the beginning of the war, they became a formidable offensive force. If the pilots had previously been completely or unarmed, or armed with a gun, then by 1918 they were machine guns, destructive bombs, and aerial photography has become an irreplaceable tool of war.
Along with the new technology, used on the front lines and old, exotic, such as balloons and kites. This article will be interesting overview of Aviation World.
The German pilots and Hannover CL II - Double wooden biplane design with good aerodynamics.
Double French fighter-reconnaissance SPAD S.XVI, 1918.
Captured German Taube monoplane.
February 1918. Experiments with color photography.
More exotic equipment - kites at the front.
The aircraft with missiles during the First World War.
German triplane Pfalz Dr.I. Only about 40 aircraft were built.
The balloons used for observation of enemy territory.
A German soldier with a gun in a balloon.
The American bomber takes off bombs.
A downed German plane.
Aviation WWI. Japanese pilot, 1914.
Morning planning meeting.
biplane Farman MF.11 during the First World War.
The French military dirigible "Republic".
The balloon used for the observation of the territory.
Aerial view of northern France, August 8, 1918.
I would be in heaven. The French cavalry with interest looks at new technologies.
The soldiers attached a 100-kilogram bomb to the German aircraft.
With the development of aviation began to develop and the means for their destruction - anti-aircraft guns.
The aircraft carrier at the time and taking off with his aircraft Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter.
aerial photography and camera Graflex, 1917-1918 year.
The British single biplane Airco DH.2 is landing.
aircraft of that time were already serious weapon. This is a picture area after the bombing.
Austrian warplanes, 1918. On the ground is visible on top of the gun.
Pilot in the mask for the flight.