Weapons (World War I)
World War I brought major changes in military technology, due to the development of new weapons.
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Weapons in World War I
- quick-firing field gun
- gas masks
- light machine gun
French quick-firing field gun
- breech-loader mechanism
- elavating mechanism
- 360° rotation
- gun carriage
French light machine gun
- front sight
- pistol grip
- release handle
Tanks developed in the mid-1910s quickly became the most important weapons of land-based military operations.
Static warfare was one of the characteristics of WWI
This light tank was used by the Royal Hungarian Army in World War II.
HMS Dreadnought revolutionised battleship-building in the 20th century.
During World War I, Britain was part of the military alliance called the ´Triple Entente´.
The cannon was an important type of firearms at the beginning of modern history, widespread both on land and water.
Competing with each other in the 19th and 20th centuries, the world´s most powerful nations made great efforts to develop effective firearms.
The German triplane was perhaps the best known plane in World War I.
During World War I France was part of the military alliance called ´Triple Entente´.
German sordiers in the First World War were well trained and used modern weapons.
Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.
Submarines had an important role in naval warfare as early as World War I.
The naval battle fought by the British Navy against the German Navy was the largest sea battle in World War I.
American soldiers fought in almost all major theatres of World War II.
The atomic bomb is one of the most destructive weapons in human history.
Soldiers of the Wehrmacht in World War II were well-trained and well-equipped with modern weapons.
The Soviet army became a very powerful power broker after WWI, at first due to its size, later due to its arsenal.
The main protagonists of World War II were tanks.
The US Marine Corps is an important branch of the US Armed Forces, with about 200 thousand, specially trained members.