Название: Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940
Автор: Peter W. Brooks
Издательство: Smithsonian Institution Press
Размер: 44 MB
In the first decade of the twentieth century, the rigid airship looked more likely to be the future of air travel and transportation than the small, rather fragile airplane. Using a lifting gas enclosed within a metal or wooden framework, rigid airships could fly longer distances and carry more passengers or cargo. Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940 examines the rise and decline of the airship by means of individual development histories of all the fifty types of airships built across four countries during a forty year period. Beginning with Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first rigid airship, the book examines the role played by the rigid airship in both civil and military aviation.