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.

R26

From Graces Guide

The first British airship designated under the new system of adding an "R" prefix rather than an "r" suffix for rigids and had the benefit of only being in the early stages of construction when the weight problems with her sisters were discovered, allowing weight-saving measures to be implemented from the outset.

1917 Improved version of the R9 airship. 997,500 cubic feet and a length of 535 feet. Fitted with 1,000 hp engines and had a speed of 55 mph and disposable weight of 6 tons.

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Sources of Information

  • The Airship by Christopher Sprigg. Published c1931