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tanks, airplanes, Zeppelin's, submarines, poison gas, rocket's, automatic weapons, aircraft carriers, radio communication,
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) Machin…e 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.
New technologies used in World War 1 include: - Planes used in combat; improvements with bombers and forward-mounted guns - Armored tanks - Chemical warfar…e; chlorine and mustard gas - Bolt-action rifles - Anti-aircraft weapons - Flamethrowers - Dreadnoughts and other battle ships - Experimental dirigibles and lighter-than-air aircraft
Technology had a huge impact on World War 1. The invention of barbed wire and the machine gun upped the ante and made warfare much dangerous than it had ever been previous…ly. Answer this question… It allowed individuals to kill huge groups of enemies faster than ever before. /
Answer New weapons revolutionized combat in World War One. Combat morphed from a rapid, noble and relatively ephemeral thing to a new model : trench warfare. This new style o…f warfare was brought about principally by new technology that arose from the furnaces and factories of industrial Europe. Principally, the weaponry can be divided in 9 types: Machine guns: These weapons were first used in the American Civil War to devastating effect. But with World War One their effectiveness reached frightening new levels. Firing up to 600 bullets a minute (the equivalent of 250 men with rifles), Machine Guns were then deemed to be ï¿½weapons of mass destructionï¿½. Artillery: These were the new and upgraded versions of cannons. Never in the history of man, where there so many cannons used in one war alone. For four years the British had been using artillery and firing 170 million shells in that time. But Germany had a plan up their sleeve. For years, German scientists were developing the biggest artillery ever known. It was call the ï¿½Big Berthaï¿½. Big Bertha was so powerful it could fire at the heart of Paris from 120 kilometres away. The cannons werenï¿½t the only things that had been improved. The shells were upgraded as well. Instead of ordinary shells, new High-explosive shells were developed. The Shells were thin casings and were filled with tiny lead pellets. This was so effective, that artillery fire killed hundreds and thousands of men. It also blew the ground, which made hiding much more difficult. Gas Grenades: These were highly toxic, and very effective weapons. The Germans had invented 3 main gas grenades. The first was Chlorine gas, which was used at the battle of Ypres in 1915, killing thousands. Second was Phosgene gas and third was Mustard gas. This burned the lungs of the inhaler leaving them to die in agony. Gas masks were issued to everyone in the country, but they werenï¿½t so useful and many people died. Transportation: transportation greatly increased, as more troops were needed at battlefields and other places. British forces used everything from trains to lorries and even taxis. They transported 500 men in 1914; 250 taxis took the reserve troops to the Battle of Marne and thousands of lorries were used to transport troops to Verdun in 1916. Communication: In 1914 both radios and telephones were the main ways of communication. These were very vital for the troops in trenches. However, that did not mean that messengers, dogs and pigeons were out of business. Tanks: Tanks were known as ï¿½The Chariots of Godï¿½ at First, they were giant blocks of metal that could carry 1-2 personnel and travelled at about 5 kilometres per hour. But scientists and developers kept making new and improved tanks and by 1918 the Anglo-American Mark 8th could carry up to 8 men, and at the same time fire 208 shells and up to 13,000 bullets. Although these beasts were powerful, they were not so reliable. Most broke down and a good example is the battle of Amiens. The British sent 525 tanks, and after four days, only 25 were left in working order. Rolls Royce also joined in the development of these tanks, by building their own armoured car! It could travel up to 88 kilometres and had 8mm machine guns. Planes: These were the new types of weapons use in advanced technological warfare. They had everything from mini scout planes to huge blimp like bombers called Zeppelins. Air warfare was not seen as important as any other type so it did not have its own category. Naval Units: Naval ships were counted very important for some of the war. British specialised in Ships such as battleships, and the Germans specialised in Submarines
machine guns,mustard gas,aircraft of any kind,oh and tanks just to think of a few
Machine guns, trucks, planes, mortars, and telegrams. These are the first five that come to mind.
I think in World War 1 some of the new technology was the first tanks which were nothing compared to the standard of the tanks today and also planes were invented but they wer…en't used primarily for fighting some other things such as these below were first used too: Machine guns Poison gas (Heavy) artillery Recon airballoons/zeppelins Submarines But eventually, the tanks made the front mobile again, thus ending the war. In my opinion in doesnt really matter if they only had a radius of 2 miles, or could only go as hard as a walking soldier, or even slower.
gas was used as a weapon that choked and blinded the enemy. also, airplanes were beginning to be used. artillery, tanks, rifles, and machine guns were weapons used, but I'm no…t positive if they were new.
chemical warfare. fighter planes. tanks. AA guns. subs. macine guns. mills bombs. trench systems
There were many things like machine guns and Artillary, which are giant cannons. Also there was gas grenades. There were planes,artillery,flamethrowers,machineguns,chlorine… and mustard gas shells which would choke your lungs in 5 minutes, submarines, and that is about all i can name. Also, a less known tecknology were trenches. they also stated to use airplanes and u-boats, or submarines.
Trench warfare was the main feature of World War 1 both offensively and defensively. However, due to the stalemate it caused, new technologies like tanks, flame throwers, …chemical gas and airplanes were introduced. Another novel invention during this period was the use of radio.
Many weapons were developed. One was the tank and the airplane . Both of these would change the way the war was fought.
radio commanders british foghore
Most of the first world war (Particularly on the western front) was fought via Trench warfare after either side dug massive trench networks spanning from Belgium to Switzerlan…d either side used similar weaponry, Ranging from bolt action rifles and shotguns to Machineguns and the like, Artillery such as Howitzers and Mortars were relied on heavily at this time to try and break apart defenses, A good example of this would be the battle of the Somme during which British artillery shelled the Germans several days straight in an attempt to break the wire, after the artillery stopped British troops charged headlong into machinegun and aimed rifle fire, the resulting charges (which were mirrored throughout the entire war on both sides) were a Massacre the Advent of the Maxim Machinegun revolutionized warfare giving 2-3 men the firepower of an entire squad of riflemen or more but Neither side knew quite how to counter it, making the "Over the top" charges essentially massive shooting galleries for Machinegun crews, Bolt action rifles were the standard issue weapon of either side, carrying anywhere from 3 to 10 rounds they didnt carry many shots but could be incredibly accurate but in charges where stopping to take aim meant making yourself a giant target this didnt help much Snipers on both sides on the other hand thrived quite well in this war, as it was incredibly easy for a lone man to sneak up undetected amongst all the bodies and rubbish in the 'no man's land' which was mostly just the wasteland between either side's trenches, most of this was open terrain except for the remains of soldiers or the occasional plane (or late war, Tank) The tool that broke the stalemate of the war though was the Tank, the first tanks werent much and required massive amounts of crew to maintain, not to mention terribly slow, but once again, no one really had a good method of countering tanks, The Germans used them but only slightly as most early designs didnt have the large Turrets of today, some had fixed guns but most just had machineguns, the tank gave soldiers the support and cover they needed to break the trenches and cross the 'no man's land' Another invention that made it's debut in warfare at this time was the Airplane, while at this point the airplane was a relatively new concept and no real weapon ideas could be implemented to them, the airplane played a crucial role in recon (scouting) enemy emplacements and while there were some early bombers, most planes usually only had a machinegun or two on them (though the earliest pilots, before they mounted machineguns, would bring up pistols and rifles with them to take shots at enemy pilots), to their enemies below, some pilots would drop small bombs grenades and some reports state some even just threw large rocks down at them The main tactic of the war, which as i stated further up was used by both sides, was essentially just to fix bayonets, charge from your trenches at the enemies trenches and hope to all that's above you don't get shot in the process which lead to incredibly high casualty rates, but once again, neither side had expected the war to go down this path and had no other methods of attacking.
Two main new technologies during ww1 are tanks and subs. Tanks and subs were very new technology for WW1. Tanks shot enemy bases, and are still used today. Subs are also still… used today, shoot boats from under the water and can explode the boats. They are also used for under water voyages.