"The Story Of The Airship" was written by Hugh Allen, published by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and copyrighted 1931. This is a sixth edition of this fabulous aviation history book starting with its inventor, Count Ferdinand Zeppelin. Included in this vintage book are black and white photos and technical illustrations of blimps being built, flying, storage facilities and much more. Important facts include the maximum speed of 84 mpg, the range at 50 mps without refueling is 10,580 miles and the height overall of one of these behemoths is 146.5 feet.
This delightful airship book is 71 pages in length.
Chapters include: The Airship and the Airplane The Beginnings of Flight Classes of Airships The Story of the Zeppelins Goodyear in Aeronautics The Free Balloon Blimps or Air Yachts Planning for the Naval Ships Building the Airship Dock Improvements in Airship Design The New Navy airships Safety of Rigid Airships Helium Military Uses of the Airship Airship Handling Training Operations Commercial Air Liners Notable Airship Flights Akkron and Its Airport
This hard cover book has wonderful Art Deco style illustrated board covers and is in good condition. The cover is in good/fair condition with the paper mostly removed from the spine and scuffing along the top and wear to the edges. The inside pages are clean and very minimally yellowed. The end papers are really the only pages with yellowing as the other pages are glossy stock and have held up very well through the years. The binding is tight. The book measures 9 inches by 6 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A fabulous and highly collectible book for any aviation history buff or Zeppelin enthusiast.
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