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Technology made a huge impact in the fighting of World War I Blimps dropped bombs airplanes with propellers in the back radioed gun positions aces battled in their biplanes ground troops threw and shot grenades at each other and heavy machine guns snapped off bullets at each other making a big difference in the course of the war These tools of war can be divided into two major categories air advances and ground improvementsAirplanes were first used in 1911 in a war in Libya and also in the Mexican revolution There wasnt much air bombardment in these wars the planes were used for reconnaissance missions1 By 1914 however this technology was being used in European countries The importance placed on airplanes in the military can be measured by the amount of money each country spent on getting the technology and building things using the knowledge By this time France had spent about 22 million dollars on this new field of military technology Germany had also spent 22 million America however had only spent half a million dollars on its program2Another measure of the importance placed on planes by each country is the number of planes it had and when the actual branches of the militaries were formed By 1912 France had formed its Royal Flying Corps and had 36 planes in it Later in 1913 Germany formed its Imperial German Air Service This air force was based on lighter than air vehicles and dirigibles they had mostly hot air balloons and blimps Britain however had beaten them all they had not only formed an air force but just before the war they divided it from just the British Royal Flying Corps into The Royal Naval Air Service and The British Royal Flying Corps3By 1915 airplanes were used for many things on the front Planes often flew behind enemy lines landed let a spy get out then took off again The parachute had been invented but
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