"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Aeroplanes and Dirigibles Of War was written by Frederick A. Talbot. It describes aircraft and military operations used in World War I such as bomb-throwing, scouting from the sky and describes battles in the air.
The dogged struggle against the blind forces of Nature was waged tenaciously and perseveringly for centuries. But the measure of success recorded from time to time was so disappointing as to convey the impression, except in a limited circle, that the problem was impossible of solution. In the meantime wondrous changes had taken place in the methods of transportation by land and sea. The steam and electric railway, steam propulsion of vessels, and mechanical movement along the highroads had been evolved and advanced to a high standard of perfection, to the untold advantage of the community. Consequently it was argued, if only a system of travel along the aerial highways could be established, then all other methods of mechanical transportation would be rendered, if not entirely obsolete, at least antiquated.
Military Aircraft in World War One Airships and Airplanes
The introduction of aircraft into military operations - The military uses of the captive balloon - Germany's rise to military airship supremacy - Airships of war - Germany's aerial dreadnought fleet - The military value of Germany's aerial fleet - Aeroplanes of war - Scouting from the skies - The airman and artillery - Bomb-throwing from air-craft - Armoured aeroplanes - Battles in the air - Tricks and ruses to baffle the airman - Anti-aircraft guns. Mobile weapons - Anti-aircraft guns. Immobile weapons - Mining the air - Wireless in aviation - Aircraft and naval operations - The navies of the air