World War I brought aviation into warfare for the first time. Discuss how WWI enabled aviation to become stronger, faster, and more important technically and strategically. After the war, large-scale production led to a surplus of military equipment that briefly curtailed the industry leading into the Golden Age of Aviation in the 20's and 30's. (and please remember, critical thinking, brainstorming, searching for "the story")
The aircraft contributed and played a very integral part and role in both sides of the First World War when the war started in 1914. The early forms of aircraft were not armed and were only used for the purposes of reconnaissance until later on when personal weapons were installed upon them. Additionally, there were a total of two hundred and twenty two aircrafts used in the First World War. Later on, pilots and engineers learnt from experience, thus amounting to the mass production of several specialized types including bombers, fighters and even trench staffers. This further led to the evolution of fighter aircrafts as had been predicted by Dickson.