The War in the Air
Tom Mouat:
Introduction
or "Cliché's of the Air War"
The War in the Air 1914 to 1918
• Introduction.
• Observation.
• Parachutes.
• Weapons.
• Zeppelins.
• The Aces
• Four Pla...
Observation
• Kites and Cameras
• Manned Kites
• Manned Balloons
• Telephones
• Cameras
• Planes
• Radio
• Rufijii River D...
Observation
Observation
Observation
Observation
Photographs of Verdun
Parachutes
• Rigid Frame Parachutes
• Oscillation Problems and the "hole"
• Bourget in 1804
• Kaethe Paulus in 1915
• Aust...
Parachutes
Weapons
• How to Kill?
• The Propeller.
• Avoid.
• Detour.
• Deflect.
• Interrupt.
• Bomb.
Avoid
Detour
Louis Strange
• Louis Strange on 10 May 1915
Deflect
• Saulnier Interruptor.
• Garros Deflector
• Roland Garros - 01 Apr 1915
• Roland Garros - 19 Apr 1915
• Fokker Ei...
Interrupter
Bomb
Bomb
Bombing Casualties
• Bombing Casualties (557)
• Flack Effects
Zeppelins
• Navy and Army Rivalry (6:1)
• Antwerp and Liege
• Korvettenkapitan Peter Strasser
• 19 Jan 1915 (2:16) & 31 Ma...
Zeppelins
Zeppelins
• The Babington Raid
• L59 "The Africa Ship"
• OA (40% and 5:1)
The Horror…
The Aces
• The Horror of the Trenches
• The Knights of the Sky
• The "Ace" System:
• French required 5 in 1914
• Germans r...
Rene Fonck
Rene Fonck
• Paul Rene Fonck
• Conscripted in 1914
• 1st
Kill 06 Aug 1916
• Expert shot
• 6 aircraft in a single day
• Hig...
Four Planes
• Fokker Eindeker
• HD-2
• SS D-111
• Sopwith Snipe
Fokker Eindeker
Horsepower: 80
Wingspan: 8.5 m
Length: 6.70 m
Top Speed: 137 km/hr
Ceiling: 3,000m
Climb: 30min
De Havilland D.H.2
Horsepower: 100
Wingspan: 8.61 m
Length: 7.68 m
Top Speed: 150 km/hr
Gross Weight: 645 kg
Ceiling: 4,27...
Sopwith Snipe
Horsepower: 160
Wingspan: 9.47 m
Length: 5.84 m
Top Speed: 195 km/hr
Gross Weight: 955 kg
Ceiling: 6,100m
Cl...
Siemens-Schuckert D.III
Horsepower: 160
Wingspan: 8.43 m
Length: 5.70 m
Top Speed: 180 km/hr
Gross Weight: 725 kg
Ceiling:...
Strange Stuff - Lozenges..
Questions?
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060925 WW1 Air War

  1. 1. The War in the Air Tom Mouat:
  2. 2. Introduction or "Cliché's of the Air War"
  3. 3. The War in the Air 1914 to 1918 • Introduction. • Observation. • Parachutes. • Weapons. • Zeppelins. • The Aces • Four Planes. • Strange Stuff.
  4. 4. Observation • Kites and Cameras • Manned Kites • Manned Balloons • Telephones • Cameras • Planes • Radio • Rufijii River Delta
  5. 5. Observation
  6. 6. Observation
  7. 7. Observation
  8. 8. Observation
  9. 9. Photographs of Verdun
  10. 10. Parachutes • Rigid Frame Parachutes • Oscillation Problems and the "hole" • Bourget in 1804 • Kaethe Paulus in 1915 • Austrian Escape in 1916 • Morale • Von Richtofen
  11. 11. Parachutes
  12. 12. Weapons • How to Kill? • The Propeller. • Avoid. • Detour. • Deflect. • Interrupt. • Bomb.
  13. 13. Avoid
  14. 14. Detour
  15. 15. Louis Strange • Louis Strange on 10 May 1915
  16. 16. Deflect • Saulnier Interruptor. • Garros Deflector • Roland Garros - 01 Apr 1915 • Roland Garros - 19 Apr 1915 • Fokker Eindekker
  17. 17. Interrupter
  18. 18. Bomb
  19. 19. Bomb
  20. 20. Bombing Casualties • Bombing Casualties (557) • Flack Effects
  21. 21. Zeppelins • Navy and Army Rivalry (6:1) • Antwerp and Liege • Korvettenkapitan Peter Strasser • 19 Jan 1915 (2:16) & 31 May 1915 (7:35) • 06 Jun 1915 LZ 37 and Lt Rex Warneford • 1916 SL11 and Lt Leefe Robinson • Strasser's "Height Climbers" • 1918 Strasser and Cadbury
  22. 22. Zeppelins
  23. 23. Zeppelins • The Babington Raid • L59 "The Africa Ship" • OA (40% and 5:1)
  24. 24. The Horror…
  25. 25. The Aces • The Horror of the Trenches • The Knights of the Sky • The "Ace" System: • French required 5 in 1914 • Germans required 8 (then 16) • British required 8 for the DFC • Eventually 21 required… • Rene Fonck - 75 Kills • Mickey Mannock - 61 Kills
  26. 26. Rene Fonck
  27. 27. Rene Fonck • Paul Rene Fonck • Conscripted in 1914 • 1st Kill 06 Aug 1916 • Expert shot • 6 aircraft in a single day • Highest scoring survivor • 75 kills (but claimed "at least" 127). • Post War Inspector of Aviation
  28. 28. Four Planes • Fokker Eindeker • HD-2 • SS D-111 • Sopwith Snipe
  29. 29. Fokker Eindeker Horsepower: 80 Wingspan: 8.5 m Length: 6.70 m Top Speed: 137 km/hr Ceiling: 3,000m Climb: 30min
  30. 30. De Havilland D.H.2 Horsepower: 100 Wingspan: 8.61 m Length: 7.68 m Top Speed: 150 km/hr Gross Weight: 645 kg Ceiling: 4,270m
  31. 31. Sopwith Snipe Horsepower: 160 Wingspan: 9.47 m Length: 5.84 m Top Speed: 195 km/hr Gross Weight: 955 kg Ceiling: 6,100m Climb: 38min
  32. 32. Siemens-Schuckert D.III Horsepower: 160 Wingspan: 8.43 m Length: 5.70 m Top Speed: 180 km/hr Gross Weight: 725 kg Ceiling: 8,100m Climb: 35min
  33. 33. Strange Stuff - Lozenges..
  34. 34. Questions?

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