Jul 21, 2015

Photo Collection of Detailed Airship Construction (20 Pics)


By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Airship is a type of an aerostat, with an impressive structure and really impressive terminology, we really  got blown away by the wide spectrum of names there are for an aircraft (aerostat, airship, dirigible, zeppelin, blimp, lighter-than-air- aircraft ).
Dirigible can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting gas that is less dense than the surrounding air.
In early dirigibles, the lifting gas used was hydrogen, due to its high lifting capacity and ready availability. Helium gas has almost the same lifting capacity and is nonflammable, unlike hydrogen, but is rare and relatively expensive. Significant amounts were first discovered in the United States and, for a while, helium was rarely used for airships outside the United States. Most airships built since the 1960s have used helium, though some have used hot air.
We found this amazing photo collection of the construction and detailed structure of a dirigible, zeppelin, airship or however you would like to name it.
Catwalk on the USS Akron, ca. 1933
Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Engine Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933

Navigation Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933
Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933
 Control Wires and Pulleys on a Dirigible
 Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 The Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933
 Starboard Side of a Dirigible, ca. 1933
USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933
 Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933
Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 Side Corridor on a Dirigible, ca. 1933
 U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters, ca. 1933

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