The Story Of The Airship (non-rigid) A Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons

By: Allen, Hugh

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing nicking and several medium sized chips missing. "Non-Rigid airships (Blimps) have become a familiar part of the sky line in many cities. But their assignment to a place in the national defense arouses questions...." "A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship (dirigible) without an internal structural framework or a keel. Unlike semi-rigid and rigid airships (e. G. Zeppelins) , blimps rely on the pressure of the lifting gas (usually helium, rather than hydrogen) inside the envelope and the strength of the envelope itself to maintain its shape. The term is sometimes also used to refer to the tethered craft properly known as moored balloons. While often very similar in shape, moored balloons have no propulsion and are tethered to the ground."

Title: The Story Of The Airship (non-rigid) A Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons

Author Name: Allen, Hugh

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Akron, OH, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley: 1943

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A33499

Keywords: Astronautics / Aeronautics / Aviation Aeronatics Blimps Airships Dirigibles Non-rigid Airships Aviation Aeronautics / Astronautics,