Did you know that Russia had the most advanced and powerful military aircraft in the world in 1914?

Russia was the first country to have bomber aircraft

When World War One started, military aviation was in its infancy. The flimsy airplanes available to the world’s military forces in August 1914 were used mainly for reconnaissance. Russia, considered backward in so many ways, was the only country to have a bomber– a four engine behemoth that dwarfed every other airplane in the world. This is a story about aircraft in Russia at that time.