Zeppelin

Zeppelin

The Zeppelin details the unique story of an invention that even today has the power to fascinate.

Author: Christopher Chant

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 178274634X

Category:

Page: 112

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The Zeppelin details the unique story of an invention that even today has the power to fascinate. Charting the first tentative steps at the end of the 19th century, through the golden age of airship travel in the 1920s and 1930s, this revealing book delves deep into the history and science of airship travel.
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A History of Airships

A History of Airships

The definitive history of the airship, capturing the excitement of a bygone era

Author: John Richards

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752445367

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Examines the development of the airship, from the pre-First World War dirigibles up to date. Covering the airship in the UK, France, Germany Italy and the US, the author has delved into every aspect of the airship.
Categories: Transportation

Lighter Than Air

Lighter Than Air

Looks at the history of balloons and airships, from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the present day.

Author: Tom D. Crouch

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131762176

Category: Art

Page: 191

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Looks at the history of balloons and airships, from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the present day.
Categories: Art

Zeppelins

Zeppelins

This title covers the post-war fate of the Zeppelins, including the crash of the Hindenburg, and their use by the Luftwaffe at the beginning of World War II.

Author: Charles Stephenson

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841766925

Category: History

Page: 48

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On 2 July 1900 the people of Friedrichshafen, Germany, witnessed a momentous occasion - the first flight of LZ 1, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first airship. Although deemed a failure, a succession of better craft (LZ2 to 10) enabled the Zeppelin to expand into the consumer market of airship travel, whilst also providing military craft for the German Army and Navy. The years of the Great War saw the Zeppelins undertake strategic bombing missions against Great Britain. This title covers the post-war fate of the Zeppelins, including the crash of the Hindenburg, and their use by the Luftwaffe at the beginning of World War II.
Categories: History

Zeppelin

Zeppelin

Six decades later, there is still a mystique surrounding these technological leviathans, one that Zeppelin! addresses with insight and wit.

Author: Guillaume de Syon

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801886341

Category: History

Page: 295

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Six decades later, there is still a mystique surrounding these technological leviathans, one that Zeppelin! addresses with insight and wit.
Categories: History

The Zeppelin in Combat

The Zeppelin in Combat

The standard reference now revised and expanded. Dr. Robinson has opened up his vast photo archives to enhance this new edition of his classic work. Much of the new photographic material is published here for the first time.

Author: Douglas H. Robinson

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 088740510X

Category: History

Page: 410

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The standard reference now revised and expanded. Dr. Robinson has opened up his vast photo archives to enhance this new edition of his classic work. Much of the new photographic material is published here for the first time.
Categories: History

Lighter Than Air

Lighter Than Air

Author: Lee Payne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004526813

Category: Airships

Page: 270

View: 706

Categories: Airships

Dirigible Dreams

Dirigible Dreams

In Dirigible Dreams, C. Michael Hiam celebrates the legendary figures of this promising technology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuriesÑthe pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the doomed polar explorers S. A. AndrŽe ...

Author: C. Michael Hiam

Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781611686975

Category: Transportation

Page: 276

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Here is the story of airshipsÑmanmade flying machines without wingsÑfrom their earliest beginnings to the modern era of blimps. In postcards and advertisements, the sleek, silver, cigar-shaped airships, or dirigibles, were the embodiment of futuristic visions of air travel. They immediately captivated the imaginations of people worldwide, but in less than fifty years dirigibleÊbecame a byword for doomed futurism, an Icarian figure of industrial hubris. Dirigible Dreams looks back on this bygone era, when the future of exploration, commercial travel, and warfare largely involved the prospect of wingless flight. In Dirigible Dreams, C. Michael Hiam celebrates the legendary figures of this promising technology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuriesÑthe pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the doomed polar explorers S. A. AndrŽe and Walter Wellman, and the great Prussian inventor and promoter Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, among otherÊpivotal figuresÑand recounts fascinating stories of exploration, transatlantic journeys, and floating armadas that rained death during World War I. While there were triumphs, such as the polar flight of the Norge, most of these tales are of disaster and woe, culminating in perhaps the most famous disaster of all time, the crash of the Hindenburg. This story of daring men and their flying machines, dreamers and adventurers who pushed modern technology toÑand often beyondÑits limitations, is an informative and exciting mix of history, technology, awe-inspiring exploits, and warfare that will captivate readers with its depiction of a lost golden age of air travel. Readable and authoritative, enlivened by colorful characters and nail-biting drama,ÊDirigible DreamsÊwill appeal to a new generation of general readers and scholars interested in the origins of modern aviation.
Categories: Transportation

Airships

Airships

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0385007612

Category: Airships

Page: 277

View: 909

Categories: Airships

The Zeppelin in Combat

The Zeppelin in Combat

Beskriver tyske luftskibes militære anvendelse under 1. verdenskrig.

Author: Douglas Hill Robinson

Publisher: Sun Valley, Calif. : J.W. Caler

ISBN: UOM:39015047823003

Category: Airships

Page: 417

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Beskriver tyske luftskibes militære anvendelse under 1. verdenskrig.
Categories: Airships

British Airships Past Present And Future

British Airships   Past  Present And Future

This antiquarian volume contains a fascinating discussion of airships, dealing with those of the past, present, and future.

Author: George Whale

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473391529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

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A fascinating history of lighter then air travel in the United Kingdom. This classic book written before the Hindenburg disaster put an end to the age of the airship, looks forward to the airships of the future.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Airship

The Airship

Author: Basil Collier

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036041312

Category: Airships

Page: 271

View: 724

Categories: Airships

Up Ship

Up Ship

Author: Douglas Hill Robinson

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015004534403

Category: Airships

Page: 236

View: 990

Categories: Airships

Sky Ships

Sky Ships

This edition features over two hundred new photographs. Sky Ships presents more than two decades of archival and oral-history research, and it remains the most comprehensive volume on the subject.

Author: William Althoff

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612519012

Category: History

Page: 336

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Originally published in 1990, Sky Ships is easily the most comprehensive history of U.S. Navy airships ever written. The Naval Institute Press is releasing this new edition to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book’s publication. Impressed by Germany’s commercial and military Zeppelins, the United States initiated its own lighter-than-air (LTA) program in 1915. Naval Air Station Lakehurst (now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) in New Jersey was homeport for several of the largest machines ever to navigate the air: rigid airships. An instrument of very-long-range (strategic) reconnaissance, the promise of the large airship was compelling; the Navy could hardly ignore it. In the commercial realm, success peaked in 1936 with transatlantic round trips between Central Europe and the Americas by Hindenburg and by Graf Zeppelin ending, however, with the infamous fire in May 1937. That setback, the onset of war and the accelerated progress of heavier-than-air (HTA) technology ended rigid airship development. The Navy Department persisted, modernizing and deploying the non-rigid type or blimp as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform in the Second World War and, as well, for airborne early-warning (AEW) through the 1950s. Unlike carrier aviation and the hardware of a “new” nuclear Navy, the program had yet to integrate into fleet forces and the naval-aviation organization. Concluding progressive cutbacks, all fleet airship commands were disestablished in 1961--a last flight logged at NAS Lakehurst on 31 August 1962. This edition features over two hundred new photographs. Sky Ships presents more than two decades of archival and oral-history research, and it remains the most comprehensive volume on the subject.
Categories: History

Sky Ships

Sky Ships

The Naval Institute Press is releasing this new edition-- complete with two hundred new photographs--to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book's publication.

Author: William F. Althoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 159114213X

Category:

Page: 336

View: 785

Originally published in 1990, Sky Ships is easily the most comprehensive history of U.S. Navy airships ever written. The Naval Institute Press is releasing this new edition-- complete with two hundred new photographs--to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book's publication. Impressed by Germany's commercial and military Zeppelins, the United States initiated its own airship program in 1915. Naval Air Station Lakehurst in New Jersey was homeport for several of the largest machines ever to navigate the air. The success of the commercial rigid airship peaked in 1936 with transatlantic round trips between Central Europe and the Americas by Hindenburg and by Graf Zeppelin-- ending with the infamous fire in 1937. That setback, the onset of war, and the accelerated progress of heavier-than-air technology ended rigid airship development. The Navy continued to use blimps to protect Allied shipping during World War II. Following the war, the Navy persisted with efforts to integrate the airships, but the program was finally discontinued in the early 1960s.
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The Great Dirigibles

The Great Dirigibles

Presents first-hand accounts of the men and the machines involved in dirigible flight over its sixty-year history

Author: John Toland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486213972

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

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Presents first-hand accounts of the men and the machines involved in dirigible flight over its sixty-year history
Categories: Transportation

Airship on a Shoestring the Story of R 100

Airship on a Shoestring the Story of R 100

Conceived as part of this scheme, the R.100 airship, built by private enterprise, successfully flew to Canada and back in 1930. This is the story of R.100, Britain's most successful passenger airship.

Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Authors Online Limited

ISBN: 0755207351

Category: History

Page: 232

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After the First World War, airships were seen as the only viable means of long range air transport for passengers and freight. In Britain, this gave rise to the Imperial Airship Scheme of 1924 to link the outposts of the Empire by an airship service. Conceived as part of this scheme, the R.100 airship, built by private enterprise, successfully flew to Canada and back in 1930. This is the story of R.100, Britain's most successful passenger airship. It is a tale of schemes and politics, over-optimism and rivalry. It tells the full story of its design and construction under difficult conditions, the setbacks and delays, personal antagonism and financial constraint. Two years late and massively over budget, R.100 flew and flew well, achieving her designer's ambition and fulfilling the contract specification. Her Canadian flight in 1930 was the culminating success, but her ultimate fate was dictated by the tragedy that befell her Government-built sister ship, R.101, and economic expediency at a time of national economic depression.
Categories: History

The Giant Airships

The Giant Airships

Traces the evolution of airship design, the peaceful and wartime missions of dirigibles, and the history of such famous ships as the Graf Zepplin and the Hindenburg

Author: Douglas Botting

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: UOM:39015004526318

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 736

Traces the evolution of airship design, the peaceful and wartime missions of dirigibles, and the history of such famous ships as the Graf Zepplin and the Hindenburg
Categories: Technology & Engineering