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Technology/ Weapons in the World Wars Type WW1 Effect WW2 Effect Land Flamethrowers Poison Gas Tank Terror weapon, used on men in trenches i.e. Chlorine, Xylyl Bromide- Suffocated masses of troops, blinding & incapacitating (terror weapon) Introduced by British as infantry support, broke down often Used only on civilians in China (Japan) and the Holocaust (Germany) Panzers (GER) and Shermans (US) are most notable Used to clear pillboxes and dug-in forces Banned by several international treaties after WW1 Allowed mobility, infantry support, led to blitzkrieg tactics by Germany Air Zeppelins (GER) Airplanes Used to bomb cities (industrial sites and housing for workers) and some military targets First to scout, then to fight zeppelins , then other planes, as well as using small bombs (TACTICAL USE OF PLANES) Ex.: The Red Baron’s Fokker (GER), UK/FR/US Sopwith Camel- best U.S. ace Eddie Rickenbacker Only used for long- distance patrols looking for subs (US) Tactical bombing - Stukas , P-47s Strategic bombing - B- 17s, Lancasters, B-29s

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