War Technology

Technology in world war one was important for advancements in technology. A few of these advancements included poison gas, tracer bullets, and tanks.

Tracer Bullets

It was unproductive and hard to see when fighting at night, the tracer bullet was invented by the British and were made to leave behind a path for people to see where they had shot. Though the first ones weren't very much help, the second one made in 1916 became really popular. The bullets are made with small amounts of rounds that were flammable. Sass, Erik S. "12 Technological Advancements of World War 1." Mental_floss. Mental_floss, ? Web. 7 Feb. 16. When used, tracers are usually loaded as every fifth round in machine gun belts, referred to as four-to-one tracer. Platoon and squad leaders will load some tracer . "Tracer Ammunition.. rounds in their magazine or even use solely tracers to mark targets for their soldiers to fire on. Wikipidia, Wiki W. "Tracer Ammunition." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, ? Web. 17 Feb. 2016.
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Poison Gas

Poison gas was used by both sides in the great War. This gas was made in different ways some with chlorine others with more poisons. They ran into some problems with the gas at first like low temperatures freezing them it their shells and masks being made to withstand the poisons. In the end it ended up being a useful strategy. Sass, Erik S. "12 Technological Advancements of World War 1." Mental_floss. Mental_floss, ? Web. 7 Feb. 16. Were primarily used to demoralize, injure, and kill entrenched defenders, against whom the indiscriminate and generally slow-moving or static nature of gas clouds would be most effective. Wikipidia, Wiki W. "Chemical Weapons in World War 1." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, ? Web. 17 Feb. 2016.
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Tanks

They had problems moving fast enough or carrying heavy materials so the "Tank" was created. The auto-mobile had a small internal combustion engine that ran by burning diesel or gas. The machine was heavily armed and could advance even when hit with overwhelming small arm fires. Sass, Erik S. "12 Technological Advancements of World War 1." Mental_floss. Mental_floss, ? Web. 7 Feb. 16. The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that trench warfare had created on the Western Front. Wikipidia, Wiki W. "Tanks in World War 1." Wikipidia. Wikipidia, ? Web. 7 Feb. 16.