Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DLIII

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Gotha Raids, Part I
May-June 1917: The German Luftstreitkräfte abandoned strategic bombing via airships due to the increasing effectiveness of Entente countermeasures resulting in an unsustainable rate of attrition, instead turning to heavier-than-air craft, Grossflugzeuge ("big aircraft") such as the Gotha G.IV & the gargantuan "R-planes" (Riesenflugzeuge, "giant aircraft").

Lest we forget.

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