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Thursday, July 16, 2015
WW1 Terror from Above
The Kaiser's airmen prepare to engage
What would truly blossom in WW2 but found its start in WW1? Tanks Air power. It is easy to point and laugh about the biplanes ("Haha, Snoopy planes!"), but there were also zeppelin bombers and spotters. War has a way of speeding up technological advancement, even as it destroys resources. The large German bomber below was an ancestor of the lumbering Luftwaffe bombers that would terrorize Britain, and if not for radar and a mistaken dropping of bombs, would have finished the Brits. Okay okay... might have finished the Brits.
This resembles those WW2 bombers and looks a bit more menacing now, doesn't it?