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Aviation in 1913: Images from Scientific American's Archives [Slide Show]

A look at the state of flight in 1913 from the archives of Scientific American
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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.

>> View a slide show of Aviation from 1913

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