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WWI Weapons. Machine Gun. Invented by US 1862 for Civil War Took 4-6 men to operate Very Heavy Fired 400-600 rounds Most devastating weapon WWI. Tank. Invented by British Get through No Man’s Land Only went 3 mph Made of Steel Becomes a natural shield for troops to walk behind.

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Wwi weapons

WWI Weapons


Machine gun

Machine Gun

  • Invented by US 1862 for Civil War

  • Took 4-6 men to operate

  • Very Heavy

  • Fired 400-600 rounds

  • Most devastating weapon WWI


Wwi weapons

Tank

  • Invented by British

  • Get through No Man’s Land

  • Only went 3 mph

  • Made of Steel

  • Becomes a natural shield for troops to walk behind


Bayonets

Bayonets

  • Bayonne, France in 1600s

  • Knife end of rifle

  • Germans made it serrated.


Cannons

Cannons

  • British

  • Get ground mobile cannons during WWI

  • Germans make Big Bertha named after a wife

    -Weighed 175 tons, heavy

    -Flipped when fired so put on railroad track

    -Major destruction!


Flame thrower

Flame Thrower

  • German

  • Shoots Fire

  • There was a small portable model. Sometimes the container holding kerosene would leak causing holder to catch fire.

  • Second one was better and shot longer and further.

  • Used a lot of fuel!


Gases

Gases

  • French first to use tear gas in war.

  • Chemical gases were used by Germans

    3 Main Types:

  • Chlorine Gas:

    Suffocates you-shuts down lungs and throat.

    B. Phosgene:

    Similar to chlorine but choke to death on own mucus-usually die in 2 days.

    C. Mustard:

    An irritant which blisters you internally and externally.

    D. Gas masks are invented during WWI.


Effect

Effect?

  • War of Attrition:

    -you wear down the enemy physically and mentally

  • Shell Shock:

    -psychological damage from war

  • Invention of prosthetics (fake limbs)


Planes

Planes

  • 1904 Wright Brothers, The Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

  • Made wood and canvas

  • Planes had to get low to ground to drop bomb

  • Very dangerous

  • Used mainly for supplies

  • By end of war used more for bombing


The red baron

The Red Baron!

  • Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) was a German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace during World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories.


Snoopy the red baron song

Snoopy & The Red Baron Song!

  • Snoopy and the Red Baron

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNremK0cBEg&feature=related


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