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 Airships: Century 21

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Who Will Perfect The Giant Cargo Carrier?

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Airship Feature Index

How Airships Work

Rigid Airships of World History

The Hindenburg

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Airships of The U.S. Navy

Airship Reference

The Cargo Airship Race Contenders

Which Country Will Be First ?

21st Century Airships - Canada

Airship Technologies - United Kingdom

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Cargolifter Gmbh - Bankrupt Casualty

Effort To Save Cargolifter

How CargoLifter Would Have Worked

Lockheed Martin - USA

Ohio Airships, Inc. - USA

Rigid Airship Design N.V. - Bankrupt

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How Airships Work

Airships, An Introduction

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History of Airships

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Structure of A Modern Airship

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How Blimps Fly

Blimp History From Goodyear

Goodyear Anatomy of A Blimp

Operation of Hot Air Ships

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Zeppelin Museum Tonder


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Association of Airship Constructors

The Return of Airships


The Hindenburg

It is Not Generally Understood That Airships of The Period Featured

Piano Bars, Passenger Cabins & Shopping Areas.

These Were truly -- GIANTS

The Hindenburg

The Man For Whom The Hindenburg Was Named

The Hindenburg - a New Jersey perspective

The Hindenburg Photos

Hindenburg LZ-129 Photos

Radio Technology Aboard The Hindenburg

Zeppelin Compamy

The Crash

FBI Report - FOIA declassified

Navy Lakehurst Hisrical Society

Radio Broadcast of The Crash - 7:20 Min.

Video of The Hindenburg Crash

Small Video of The Crash

The Goodyear Airships
Goodyear Blimps - the official site

Goodyear Global Fleet - with Interactive Map

History From Goodyear

Blimp History From Goodyear

Goodyear Historic Photos

Goodyear Blimp Current Day Photos

Goodyear Anatomy of A Blimp

Goodyear Steps To Construct A Blimp

Goodyear Aerospace, Inc.

Aerial Electronic Sign Technology From Goodyear



 Airships of The U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Airship Picture Book

U.S. Navy Airship History

U.S. Navy Aviation History 1917-19

U.S. Navy Aviation History 1920-29

U.S. Rigid Airships of The 1920' -30's

U.S. Navy Airship Tactics

U.S. Navy Lakehurst Historical Society

WWII U.S. Navy K Ships

Naval Airship Association

Nan-Ship "Hunter-Killer"

USS Shenandoah ZR-1 - the first rigid airship of the U.S.

USS Shenandoah Alternate

Photos of USS Shenandoah

USS Shenandoah Demise

USS Shenandoah ZR-1

USS Los Angeles ZR-3

USS Los Angeles - postcards

Photos of USS Los Angeles

USS Akron ZRS-4

USS Macon ZRS-5

USS Los Angeles Refueling At Sea


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Airships Online

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Airships Flying Today - a directory

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Airship Management Services, Inc.

Sky Cruise 2000 - the new "Zeppelin NT"

Association of Balloon & Airship Constructors

Database of World Airship Makers

Experimental Balloon & Airship Association

Naval Airship Association

Building Your Own Airship

Home Building A Hot Air Balloon

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Airship History, Books & Video

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Airship Reference

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Airship Heritage Trust

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Resources For Information On Manned Airships

Resources For Information On Unmanned Airships

Resources For Information On Experimental Balloons

Turtle Airship


Airship Web Cams

CargoLifter CL-160 Airship Port - at Brand, Germany - Bankrupt & Off Air - Casualty of The Race

From our reader -
I've added your site to my favorites list. Unfortunately, the "monsters" appellation was accurate.

The total rigid airship fleet accumulated less than 100,000 flight hours; less than 40,000 after World War I. The Rigids commanded the headlines, even though only a few large ones were ever built: 9 Zeppelins, 2 Goodyear-Zeppelins, and 4 British.

I served on the ZPG-2 and ZPG-3 airships (they'd been put in storage just before the Cuban Missile Crisis - it's a shame, one Nan-ship could have provided total Elint coverage of the region). I never got a chance to fly or work with any of the older/smaller airships until I begged a flight over Indianapolis in a Lightship a couple of years ago.

I firmly believe that the semi-rigid was the best of the three dominant design approaches. It's a shame that Cargolifter felt compelled to go for the grandiose, rather than first developing a 40-tonne payload airship.

thanks again,
Al Robbins, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

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