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What was the technology in World War 1?
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.
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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.
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. /
Technology ensured that people were more enlightened about their security and economic welfare. Technology also made it possible for people to communicate much easily.
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
Tanks, airplanes, machine guns, grenades, and chemical warfare were employed for the first time in World War 1. Because of technological advancements at this time in history w…arfare was changed because the much more efficient weapons made it much easier to kill the enemy and eliminated chivalry. Because of these new advancements such as tanks, machine guns and lethal gasses such as mustard gas casualties were much higher and trench warfare was introduced to keep soldiers safe while not in combat due to the ability to kill enemies from long distances. The aforementioned tanks, airplanes, and chemicals were generally the ONLY significant technologies invented DURING the First World War. And, overall, none proved to be a significant factor. Chemical warfare, while horrible, proved to be unwieldy and unpredictable, and relatively easy to counter. After some limited successes against unprepared opponents, the use of chemical gas had very little tactical benefit; the recognition of this limited utility is that after widespread use in 1915 - except for the short-lived effects of the introduction of mustard gas in 1917 - gas was abandoned by both sides as an effective tactic. Tanks likewise had very limited impact, though for different reasons. They were not available in sufficient numbers to make a difference when first deployed, and the technology was too new - WW1 tanks were too slow, too expensive, had too little armor, and broke down much too fast. Tanks in WW1 were "proof-of-concept", in that they showed a potential to change warfare, but the actual tank available was not up to the task of being useful. Tanks played no real role in the collapse of the German Army in 1918, and had extremely limited successes on the battlefield. Airplanes were in a similar position as tanks - the technology was really too new and immature for effective combat use. At best, the airplane provided better observation and reconnaissance ability than previously available, but, in a static trench-warfare setting (with the commonly poor European weather), the amount of benefit this provided is easy to overstate. Tactical and strategic bombing was non-existent; the airplane would have to wait for the wars of the 30s and 40s before becoming a useful (and game-changing) weapon. On the other hand, several technologies which had been developed over the prior several decades first saw widespread use in European-style combat during WW1, and it was these technologies which proved to define the fighting. A short list would include: the practical submarine, machine guns, mass quantities of long-range artillery, effective hand grenades and mortars, and barbed wire. Lesser-known technologies which weren't as immediately apparent in impact, but still had a noticeable one, were: the diesel engine, motorized vehicles (primarily the tractor, not the automobile/truck), steam turbines, advances in field medicine, and improvements in many chemical processes (most noticeably, the introduction of smokeless powder for firearms, and radically more effective high explosives). The impact of the aforementioned "pre-existing" technologies varied according to how they were used. Technologies like the submarine, diesel engines, and steam turbines were accompanied by radically new (and innovative) ideas on how to use them - WW1 proved the place where these new ideas were first employed, and they often resulted in a revolutionary new fighting style. Other technologies, such as the machine gun, barbed wire, heavy artillery, and smokeless powder, were simply incorporated into the existing military mindset, without the accompanying re-examination of their potential impact. This set of technologies had been previously employed in a variety of smaller wars (primarily in colonial and non-European settings) in one-sided manners, and their impacts against similarly-equipped opponents were never really considered. It is these technologies which are primarily responsible for the wholesale slaughter of WW1 - the prevailing military theory had failed to consider the characteristics of this recent technology advances, and thus, missed the radical change required by their employment by BOTH sides of a conflict. Overall, brand-new technology in WW1 had no real impact; rather, it was the first use of many existing technologies in a European-style mass combat situation which defined the radical form of WW1..
There were many, more than in any war up to this point. The list I shall give is probably not all of them. The tank was invented by a British officer as a way to get across no…-mans land and over trenches. It was impervious to all but artillery so machine-guns and rifles were useless. Also gas was used on a large scale for the first time. It was placed in shells and fired from artillery into enemy trenches. The most memorable gas used was "mustard" gas. The bomber plane was also invented during WW1, with the German Gotha bomber being the first plane to realistically be classed as such. There were also many advances in existing military technologies. It was only in this war that fighter planes became what we would now call fighter planes. Before the war they were used solely for reconnaissance but by the end they had developed into real fighters. Also machine guns became water-cooled meaning they would not overheat and artillery fired further and faster. Also cavalry was finally shown to be an archaic military wing that was no longer relevant to a modern war.
machine guns,mustard gas,aircraft of any kind,oh and tanks just to think of a few
Wireless radio became very popular during WWI as a source of news and entertainment. The invention of the wireless radio and newer smaller radios that were less expensive allo…wed more middle class families to own what was on a luxury item reserved for the wealthy. As radio became more popular, such as after WWI, it was able to be used as a propaganda tool for dictators like Hitler, who came to power a few years after WWI.
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.
The tank was introduced by the British as a way to destroy barbed wire defenses
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.
Many weapons were developed. One was the tank and the airplane . Both of these would change the way the war was fought.
Some of the new technologies of World War I led to devastating casualties. These new weapons included machine guns and poison gas.
increased military casualties in battles fought during the war
In World War 1
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.
Planes during WW1 were used as surveillance and if they wanted to drop bombs the pilot had to physically pick up a bomb and drop it. In WW2 they were used for air to air comba…t and could actually mechanically drop bombs.
In World War 1
Technology did not really change so much during World War 1, but this was the first war that made extensive use of all the technologies previously developed between the 18…50s and the early 20th century in a manner that had significant effects on the war both tactically and strategically.