Top 10 World War I facts Selected as the most interesting among weapons related questions in Weapons quiz What was the maximum effective range of the Paris Gun?130 km. The Paris Gun was a German long-range siege gun used to bombard Paris during World War I. The gun was capable of firing a 94 kilogram (210 lb) shell to a maximum altitude of 40 kilometers (25 miles, 131,000 ft). It was the first time for human-made object to reach stratosphere.Created by: globalquiz.orgParis facts » This strange object was built on the coast of Great Britain. What is it?Acoustic mirror. Prior to World War II and the invention of radar, acoustic mirrors were built as early warning devices around the coasts of Great Britain, with the aim of detecting airborne invasions. The development of radar put an end to further experimentation with the technique.Created by: globalquiz.orgGreat Britain facts » Which battle involved the first successful use of tanks?Battle of Cambrai. Modern scholars do not place exclusive credit for the first day on tanks but discuss the concurrent evolution of artillery, infantry and tank methods.Created by: Tschukatanks facts » The famous WW I German long-range siege gun was used to bombard only one city. Which one?Paris. The Paris Gun was the name given to a type of German long-range siege gun, several of which were used to bombard Paris during World War I. They were in service from March to August 1918. When the guns were first employed, Parisians believed they had been bombed by a high-altitude Zeppelin, as the sound of neither an aeroplane nor a gun could be heard.Created by: Ninjaimilitary facts » Which country developed numerous substitutes for food products during World War I?Germany. Since 1914, the Allied naval blockade of Germany throttled maritime commerce with Germany, forcing Germany to develop substitutes for products (Ersatz) such as tea composed of ground raspberry leaves or catnip, and coffee substitute using roasted acorns. This process was not limited to food, numerous chemical substitutes such as synthetic rubber were also developed at the time.Created by: Debbie Foxhistory of Germany facts » What was the name of the Red Baron's plane?Fokker Dr. I. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the "Red Baron", was a German fighter pilot during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. The Fokker Dr I it became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.Created by: Tschukaairplanes facts » What was the first mass production tank developed by Germany?A7V. The A7V was a tank introduced by Germany in 1918, during World War I. They were used in action from March to October 1918, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.Created by: Ninjai20th century facts » What was the super-heavy siege artillery developed in Germany on the eve of WW I?Big Bertha is the name of a type of super-heavy siege artillery developed by the armaments manufacturer Krupp in Germany on the eve of World War I. Its barrel diameter calibre was 420 mm.Created by: NinjaiGermany facts » What was the name of a ship sunk by Germans in 1915 which led US to join the First World War? RMS Lusitania. The Imperial German Embassy in U.S. decided to warn passengers not to sail aboard Lusitania. It placed a warning advertisement in 50 American newspapers, just next to an advertisement for the Lusitania's return voyage.Created by: Kasiahistory of North America facts » What was the name of the first semi-automatic pistol?Borchardt C93. The Borchardt C-93 semi-automatic pistol was designed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893 based upon the Maxim toggle-bolt design.. With about 1,100 manufactured by Loewe and nearly 2,000 more produced by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, the Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol. Created by: Tschukatechnical facts » Play weapons quiz and see all the questions.