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AIR LIMOUSINE: Ignaz "Igo" Etrich of Bohemia (then part of the Austrian Empire), designed and built the world's first enclosed passenger airplane. View a slide show of Aviation from 1913. Image: Scientific American Supplement, January 18, 1913
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The new science and art of flight evolved as inventors created machines to fill specific flying purposes. While the storm clouds of World War I gathered, military aviation became predominant.
The increasing capability of flying machines in 1913 showed that they could be used as a tool of travel and, a year before World War I broke out in Europe, as a weapon of war.