This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - War in the Air. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
When Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated on the June 28, 1914, it was just over a decade since the Wright brothers first 12 second flight at Kittyhawk. In the intervening years advances in range and reliability proved that the airplane was a viable, if still somewhat exotic, means of transport.
In 1909, Bleriot made the first flight across the English Channel. In 1913, Roland Garros made the first cross Mediterranean flight, from the south of France to Tunisia. If in 1914 there were few generals who viewed aircraft as anything more than a tool for observation and reconnaissance (and many of them had great reservation even to that use) by the end of the war both sides were integrating aircraft as a key part of their planned strategies.
While the plane did not play the decisive role that it was to play in later conflicts, World War I proved their capabilities. During this period that the key tasks that aircraft could perform were discovered, experimented with, and refined: Observation and reconnaissance, Tactical and strategic bombing, Ground attack, and Naval warfare.
With the growing importance and influence of aircraft came the need to control the air, and thus the fighter was born.
The presentation covers the following:
France’s Aircraft Issues
Hanley Page 0/400
Early Military Aviation
Allies New Fighters
Italians Drop Grenades
“The Red Baron”
“Pusher” Aircraft Design
“Tractor” Aircraft Design
Rotary Engine Design
Integrating Aircraft Into War
Future of Aviation War
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