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The Transforming technology of war

Aircraft

Photograph of a dog fitted with aviator's hat and gogglesAviator style dog (1935)

In 1910, seven years after the first powered, manned flight by the Wright Brothers, Douglas Scott Montagu, a leading writer and theorist on air power, predicted the likely transformative role of aircraft.

He suggested their use for attack, reconnaissance, survey work, transport and in supporting the administration of Empire. 

Airplanes and airships both were involved in world wars in the Twentieth Century. 

Air power altered the face of war.

 

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