By Mark Lichtenstein on March 08, 2018
Are you a history buff or an aircraft aficionado? Both? Awesome. Then this quiz is for you. We've compiled a list of 35 interesting aspects of the history of air combat. Let's find out how well you know the history of air combat.
It was only a matter of time before humankind used the skies to wage war. After all, the ground and the seas have been covered for centuries. But, understandably, the history of air combat paved its own path based on the technology that allows us to fly.
Indeed, early airplanes were not sophisticated enough or technologically advanced enough to be used for warfare. But since the first flight by Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1903 to the use of the first airplane in combat in 1911, it sure didn't take long to advance air maneuvers to the point where they were used in war.
By the time World War II was in play, aircraft had advanced enough to be used for strategic bombing. Today's combat aircraft are more advanced than Wilbur and Orville could have imagined, with pilotless aircraft on the horizon and the use of drones as commonplace in the air combat arsenal.
Let's get started to find out how much you know.