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British Industrial History

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1914 Contract placed

1917 It became the first British rigid airship to fly. It was 520 feet length and 53 feet diameter with a capacity of 890,000 cubic feet. After modification it achieved 45 mph from a total of 610 hp and a disposable weight of 5 tons.

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Sources of Information

  • The Airship by Christopher Sprigg. Published c1931