WW1 Mega Bomber - Germany's Zeppelin-Staaken R Series

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Strategic bombers surprisingly became part of warfare in the midst of World War I, with one of the first of its kind being one of the most massive, even by World War II standards.

The Zeppelin-Staaken was the only Riesenflugzeug, or "giant aircraft," produced in quantity during World War I. It was also one of the first military aircraft with an enclosed cockpit. As the largest wooden aircraft to enter production during the war, it featured an impressive wingspan of meters or 138 feet, almost as big as World War II's American Boeing B-29

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