Reconnaissance In Ww1
On August 6th 1914, A German Zeppelin bombed the Belgian city of Liege. This was the first ever strategic bombing in history! During WWI. Initially bombs were dropped by hand and were aimed simply by the naked eye. This method was unreliable and soon military strategist developed "bombsights". A bombsight is a device used by aircraft to accurately drop bombs. (Wikipedia. "Strategic bombing during World War I". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_I Accessed April 26, 2016). Carpet bombing was the cause of many casualties which lead to the introduction of air raid warnings and shelters. The main users of aerial bombings were Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. The invention of strategic bombing was very successful and efficient, and definitely helped determine the outcome of the war.
Dogfighting first was introduced in WWI. The first aerial dogfight occurred during the battle of cer which happened between the days of August 15th, 1914 and August 19th, 1914. When Serbian aviator Miodrag Tomic came in contact with an Austro-Hungarian plane while doing a reconnaissance mission over the enemy Austro-Hungarian positions. The Austro-Hungarian pilot then fired at Tomic with his revolver. Tomic managed to escape and within several weeks, all Serbian and Austro-Hungarian planes were fitted with machine guns. (Wikipedia. "Dogfight". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogfight. Accessed April 26,