Ask Mr. Donn
World War I
How were airplanes used in the war?
At the start of WWI, airplanes were very flimsy and were only used to fly over the enemy and take pictures. Each side rapidly began to improve them. They added bombs and then guns. As a weapon of war, planes were redesigned to shoot down other planes, and the dogfight was born. At the end of the war, planes had become true war machines. WWI warfare