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107 years after the first use of an aircraft in war
Used by Italy in the Italo-Turkish war
On October 23, 1911, Italy entered in history when the Royal Italian Army captain Carlo Maria Piazza flew over the trenched Turkish lines in Libya during the Italo-Turkish war with the Blériot XI aircraft. For the first time the airplane was used in war, in fact this it was possible both to see the situation of the enemy forces from above, and to launch grenades against the troops so much so that...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency