Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783
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Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783 : The History and Development of the Dirigible Airship in Peace and War

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Exploring the history and development of the dirigible airship from its humble beginnings in the late eighteenth century, through to its current role as military command posts among other uses, this book is a comprehensive account of the dirigible airship. Starting out as an unreliable experimental aircraft as aeronauts first began to learn the secrets of aerial navigation, the airship was then remodelled in 1900 by Count Zeppelin to become a potent weapon of war then transformed again into a short-lived solution to long-distance passenger air travel. With over 100 technical drawings and contemporary images of dirigible aircraft, Ridley-Kitts here presents a comprehensive and fascinating history of the airship - a must read for those that wish the delve into the development of the aircraft for the first time and for airship specialists alike.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 180 x 248 x 28mm | 920.79g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075246471X
  • 9780752464718
  • 1,095,237

About Daniel George Ridley-Kitts

DANIEL GEORGE RIDLEY-KITTS MBE worked in the aviation industry (Martin-Baker ejector seat company) and later served in the RAF as a national serviceman in a fighter squadron in Germany. After this, he worked as an architectural/engineering draughtsman and joined the North Sea oil industry in 1963 - as a consequence, he was involved in the development and bringing on stream of several North Sea oil fields. In 1994, Ridley-Kitts was awarded an MBE for the New Year's honour list.show more

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