Useless for the Purposes of War
The series begins before the First World War when military commanders struggled to understand what uses aviation might have. The Wright Brothers had been the first to fly a powered aircraft in controlled flight in 1903, but even by 1914 aircraft were still fragile and underpowered. But the WWI saw the aeroplane develop into a formidable weapon capable of carrying bombs for thousands of miles.
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- Ch 354Battlezone WWII: Battle of Midway to Victory in the PacificThe 2nd US Marines' bloody assault on Tarawa.German Armour: The Panzer IIIIt was Heinz Guderian who in 1934, gave specifications for 2 frontline tanks to be manufactured. The first was intended to be the main battle tank of the Panzer divisions capable of destroying enemy tanks. It was called the Panzer 3. Crewed by 5 men, its weight varied at around 20 tons during the campaign in the west, and achieved a top speed of 25 mph. Its main armament was a 37 mm canon.