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Sky Ships- A History of the Airship in the United States Navy, 25th Anniversary Ed...

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Sky Ships- A History of the Airship in the United States Navy, 25th Anniversary Ed...
Sky Ships- A History of the Airship in the United States Navy, 25th Anniversary Edition
Type : epub |
Size : 177.07 MB |
English |




Descirption: Originally published in 1990, Sky Ships is easily the most comprehensive history of U.S. Navy airships ever written. The Naval Institute Press is releasing this new edition to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the book's publication.
Impressed by Germany's commercial and military Zeppelins, the United States initiated its own lighter-than-air (LTA) program in 1915. Naval Air Station Lakehurst (now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) in New Jersey was homeport for several of the largest machines ever to navigate the air: rigid airships. An instrument of very-long-range (strategic) reconnaissance, the promise of the large airship was compelling; the Navy could hardly ignore it. In the commercial realm, success peaked in 1936 with transatlantic round trips between Central Europe and the Americas by Hindenburg and by Graf Zeppelin ending, however, with the infamous fire in May 1937. That setback, the onset of war and the accelerated progress of heavier-than-air (HTA)...

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