Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

C-Star Class Blimp

From Graces Guide

The C-Star class (sometimes written as C*-class) of blimps were used by Britain's Royal Naval Air Service for convoy escort duties during World War I.

Developed from the Coastal Class Blimp (often referred to as the "C class"), the "*" in their designation indicated a modification of the original class which they slowly replaced in service.

The C-Star class were slightly larger than their predecessors. With an endurance of up to 30 hours, and more powerful (and reliable) Renault engines, the C*s had the same basic layout as the Coastal Class, with the same trilobe envelope. However, the envelope tapered towards the rear, as on the SSZ class, which greatly improved stability, as did the larger control surfaces


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