of a Plane
World War I
During WW1, planes were armed with machine
guns and werenít very accurate or effective, but everybody used them.
Towards the end of the war they built bomber planes that could hold two
to three bombs each. So, to have any effect they had to build a lot of
these types of planes.
There were about 70 different types
of planes used during the war. Some of these are the Aviatik D.l,
5 different types of Junkers, Fokker E.L, Martinsyde G.100, and the Curtiss.
Later in the war zeppelins were used by
Germany to do most of the attacking. The Germans would
have huge fleets and at night they would attack London with them.
But zeppelins werenít always used for attacking. They were used for
transpiration too. After world WW1 there was a famous zeppelin called
the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was a huge zeppelin that carried several
hundred people but unfortunately it exploded and crashed. There were
very few survivors. This resulted in the end of these large airships
being used for passenger service.
There was also one type of trainer plane that
the US invented and let itís allies use it. It was called the Curtiss
Funny Facts About Planes In WW1
The Aviatik would shed itís wing fabric.
Another plane the Junker J.l took hours to get off the ground and
sometimes would fall over. Though a lot of fighting was done in the
air it didnít change the outcome of the war.