Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783: The History and Development of the Dirigible Airship in Peace and War [NOOK Book]

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This book traces the development of the airship, relating the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the nineteenth century, 'Aeronauts' learnt the skill of aerial navigation, making lost distance flights in an unfamiliar element. Attempts were made to control the direction of the flight, first by the use of steam, then utilising electrical power, and finally the petrol engine. From 1900, Count Zeppelin developed the rigid airship from ...
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Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783: The History and Development of the Dirigible Airship in Peace and War

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Overview

This book traces the development of the airship, relating the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the nineteenth century, 'Aeronauts' learnt the skill of aerial navigation, making lost distance flights in an unfamiliar element. Attempts were made to control the direction of the flight, first by the use of steam, then utilising electrical power, and finally the petrol engine. From 1900, Count Zeppelin developed the rigid airship from a faltering experimental craft into a potent war weapon. Between the wars it appeared that the giant passenger-carrying airships offered the solution to long distance air travel, but this dream proved illusory. In the present age, airships are again being considered for new uses including airborne military command posts and geostationary unmanne 'Aerostats' harvesting the power of the 'Jetstream' to provide an unlimited supply of electrical power for the planet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752490373
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,044,473
  • File size: 11 MB
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