25.2.4

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25.2.4
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2013-04-10 20:20:29
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  1. A New Kind of Warfare
    Airplanes
    • a.      Airplanes appeared (1915), first to spot enemy, but then to attack and communicateà fights for air control
    •                                                               i.      First: pilots fired at each other with handheld pistols, but later machine guns mounted on noses of planes
    • b.      Germans also used giant airships to bomb London and e. England
    •                                                               i.      Germany’s enemies found that zeppelins (filled with H gas) became raging infernos when hit by antiaircraft guns
  2. Tanks
    •                                                               i.      First was Brit model used caterpillar tracks, allowing movement over rough land
    • 1.      Had mounted guns and could attack enemy machine-gun positions and enemy infantry
    •                                                             ii.      First ones not effective until British Mark V model in 1918
    • 1.      Now can be used in large numbers and coordinated with infantry and artillery
    • a.      Good for pushing the enemy back
  3. WWII
                                                                  i.      WWII: lightning attacks depended on tank columns and massive air powerà cut across battle lines and encircle entire armies

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