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Role of technology of World War 1?
Maxim machine gun tanks ships poison gas airplanes U-Boats Trench warfare was the main feature of World War 1 both offensivelyand defensively. However, due to the sta…lemate it caused, newtechnologies like tanks, flame throwers, chemical gas and airplaneswere introduced. Another novel invention during this period was theuse of radio. the machine gun, Gas Grenades,Naval Units, and Communication. Transportation, tanks, cannons, planes.
Basically, the military technology allowed the soldiers to maintain their distance, and fight without actually watching their opponent die. Of course, with the help of t…he new technology, the ability to kill larger numbers of people was easily done, and at the same time, it was done effieciently. Also, because of the fact that some of the new inventions were so large, such as the machine gun which required four to six people to operate, it was difficult to keep up with. In general, though, the war really showed the world many new violent inventions, and although a large population was killed, the weapons were somewhat of a benefit. HOPE THIS WAS A GOOD ENOUGH ANSWER :) Basically, the military technology allowed the soldiers to maintain their distance, and fight without actually watching their opponent die. Of course, with the help of the new technology, the ability to kill larger numbers of people was easily done, and at the same time, it was done effieciently. Also, because of the fact that some of the new inventions were so large, such as the machine gun which required four to six people to operate, it was difficult to keep up with. In general, though, the war really showed the world many new violent inventions, and although a large population was killed, the weapons were somewhat of a benefit. HOPE THIS WAS A GOOD ENOUGH ANSWER :)
Technology had a huge impact on World War 1. The invention ofbarbed wire and the machine gun upped the ante and made warfaremuch dangerous than it had ever been previously. Ad…vances in weapons technology (machine guns, poison gas, navalartillery, torpedoes) allowed combatants to kill huge groups ofenemies faster than ever before. The technological advances during the Great War were too numerous to name in one sitting. Entire books have been written on the subject. Here are but a few examples: 1) Machine guns - Although crude variations of the machine gun, such as the 1861 Gatling Gun and the 1885 Maxim gun, had already been invented and used in various engagements worldwide, World War I saw an incredible boost in these types of weaponry, such as water-cooled barrels in the Vickers machine gun. 2) Bolt-action rifles- Due to new advances in rifling technology, as well as the adoption of the modern bullet as opposed to the incredibly inaccurate musket ball, World War I is considered, among other things, the birthplace of the "sniper". Infantry could now eliminate enemy targets from hundreds of yards away with a single, well-placed shot. 3) Artillery - In the beginning of the war, artillery was used the same way cannons and early Howitzers were, firing open-sighted at advancing enemy infantry. The Great War would see the invention of the No. 106 fuse, specifically designed to explode on contact with barbed wire or the ground before the shell hit the earth. The first anti-aircraft guns were also designed out of necessity. Also, indirect counter-battery fire, flash spotting and sound ranging, the creeping barrage, and forward observers were all used for the first time. Finally, factors such as weather, air temperature, and barrel wear could now be accurately measured, making more accurate shots possible. 4) Poison gas- Arguably the most horrifying invention of the war was the progression of poison gas, specifically the invention of Chlorine, mustard and phosgene gas. This developments lead to the invention of the gas mask out of necessity. 5) Aircraft- The Great War is also credited as the birthplace of aerial combat. Early in the war, aircraft was mostly used as intelligence and reconnaissance tools. Later, the Germans invented the interrupter gear, which allowed a mounted machine gun to be fired from the cockpit directly ahead without damaging the propellor. This led to the birth of the fighter plane, as well as aerial combat strategies known as "dogfighting". The Germans would also invent the Zepplin, huge airships designed for long-range bombing runs, which was a huge psychological victory for the Germans. 6) Tanks- Much like aircraft and machine guns, motorized vehicles were still in the early stages at the beginning of the war. Combining the concept of the caterpillar track with the gas-powered internal combustion engine, the British invented the first tanks to attempt to break the stalemate of the war. However, due to their consistant unreliability, tanks had little to no strategic effect on the war, other than a psychological victory. 7) Submarine- Of all of the advance made regarding naval warfare during the Great War, probably the most important is the invention of the German U-boat, the world's first mass-produced military submarine. Diesel-powered while on the surface and battery-powered when submerged, the U-boat fired self-propelled torpedoes that could disable, destroy or sink a merchant ship with a single shot. The most famous incident, the sinking of the HMS Lusitania by the U-boat SM U-20, an incident which helped to convince the United States to become involved in the war. Technology influnced WW1 in a number of ways:1. The use to vehicles in stead of animals allowed faster deployment and the use of heavier weaponry, e.g. the howitzer 14cm2. The use of radios in warfare to send messages faster and more securely allowing commanders on the field to know the situation in a shorter amount of time.3. The use of mass production instead of hand-made weapons allowed faster production and a more standardised system to allow soldiers to pick up any weapon and know it worked to military standard.4. The use of machine guns, changed warfare as soldiers could on their own lioterally take on an entire division.5. The use of armoured vehicles such as tanks and APCs made horses redundant.6. The usage of artilley to smash apart enemy fortitfications.7. The use of the worlds first military planes to recon and attack ground troops.8. The deployment of submarines by the Germans to wreck havoc on the Allied supply lines.9. The use of code breakers to crack the codes of the enemy, allowing the knowledge of movement.10. New technology for snipers and other specialised troops to calibrate their weaponry and kill the enemy with better accuracy.11. The first recorded use of camouflage to hid snipers.12. The use of binoculars and other site devices to see the enemy from a distance, and the first use of periscopes to safely look above a trench without your head being blown off.13. The use of radar for the first time to seek enemy and friendly shipping before they come within weapon range.i might of missed alot as WW1 was the first truly technological war.
Actually, no. The British invented tanks around 1914; German efforts in tank development did not begin until the British Mark I was first deployed against the Germans in 1916.… Back to the original question: I'm going to answer assuming that the question refers to only technologies invented DURING or IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the First World War. That is, technologies which were invented no earlier than 1910, or, which could not be build or employed practically until WW1. A short list of newly invented or first-practically-available technologies that were used in the First World War: AirplanesTanksLarge-scale deployment of Poisonous chemical gasesSubmarinesASDIC (primitive SONAR)TelephoneAerial bombing (whether by plane of zeppelin )Wireless (aka Radio) - primarily by naval forcesLightweight mortar (aka Trench Mortar)Flamethroweramphibious assaultssmall-unit assault tactics (in the modern sense)indirect-fire artillery Of these, only Submarines, Indirect-fire Artillery, and the Telephone/Wireless had huge impacts. More limited (but still significant) effects came from the Mortar, Flamethrower, and small-unit tactics. All the rest were either mostly ineffective and/or too technologically immature to have any real impact. There are many technologies which are associated with the First World War, but were invented (or employed) well beforehand. Their association with WW1 comes due to WW1 being their first use where all combatants were able to effectively employ them in large numbers, thus having significant impact on the style of combat. A short list of these technologies follows: machine gunshand grenades"modern" steel helmetmodern spying techniques and (most importantly) organizationbarbed wirenitrate-based smokeless explosives (for all sorts of ammunition)radically more effective high explosivesthe modern naval convoy system (for protection of merchant shipping)
Chemicals/submarines/trench warfare/and machine guns were NOT new. The tank was new; and the propeller driven airplane used in air to air combat (dog-fighting) was new.
World War one featured aerial warfare, artillery, trench warfare, and machine guns ( as well as repeating rifles)
Poison gas, airplanes and tanks
It led to imperialism. With new improvements in ships, transportation modes, etc., the European nations were not only able to conquer many lands around the world (or gain infl…uence in these places,) but they were able to trade with them. This created global trading companies, starting with the Dutch, of course. Tensions because of these trading capabilities and multinational influences, actually, is one of the leading causes of WWI.
The new weapons technology caused more destruction and casualties as well as ending trench warfare.
They invented primitive light tanks. They also invented the first machine gun.
-First widespread use of machine guns. -First widespread use of gas agents, including: Chlorine gas, Phosgene and mustard gas. Nerve gasses were not used until the 1930's. D…eployed mostly by shell and big canisters. -First widespread use of effective indirect artillery fire (fire outside of the line-of-sight.) -First tanks. -First use of airplanes. Primarily for reconnaissance, limited combat use, limited water use. Also the first air-to-air combat by airplanes. -Metal-hulled Battleships. -Infantry weapons were mostly bolt-action rifles.
Because they needed new weapons to improve their fighting against the opposing country.
For one, in WWI, the Britains rolled out tanks for the first time.
In World War 1
The enormous casualties suffered on the Western Front proved the destructive power of modern weapons. Machine guns mowed down waves of soldiers. The shrapnel, or flying debris… from artillery shells, killed or wounded even more soldiers than the guns. Poison Gas blinded or choked its victims or caused agonizing burns and blisters. Then tanks, airplanes and submarines were very effective during the war.
This is a pretty broad based question. A lot of technology wasn't used in WW1, primarily because it hadn't been developed. It would be easier to ask what technology was used.
The Chinese invented the chopsticks, while the English invented the wheel, however, the most important invention was the invention of your mother