rigid airship


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rigid airship

A type of dirigible that has a rigid framework to maintain its shape at all times. See airship.
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Aeros, a new variety of rigid airship, has begun "float testing" inside a California hangar .
The R101 rigid airship was built in the late 1920s as Britain's answer to the German zeppelin and housed in a massive shed near Bedford.
Shenandoah spent her first year flying around the eastern United States, giving the American people a look at the rigid airship and providing training for her crew.
The craft floated by tether in San Bernardino was 188 feet long, which Sanswire said made it the largest rigid airship in existence.
The well-publicized crash would effectively end the use of rigid airship for commercial travel, but the Navy's interest in the airships did not vanish completely in the flames.
This modern instance of competition between international joint ventures recalls the circumstances more than fifty years ago when rigid airship (or dirigible) construction was in the vanguard of airborne materials technology, and when the efforts to build dirigibles in Germany, England, and the United States inaugurated the use of high-strength aluminum as the dominant structural material in aircraft.
A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered in Germany in the early 20th century.
A rigid airship (or "dirigible") has an internal framework as exemplified by the German airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenberg.
Jones continued, "For decades, Germany has been well known throughout the world for its rigid airships which have flown for years, and directly helped the United States Navy in developing and flying the rigid airship in the early 1900's in support of the World War.
Huff further commented that: "Pioneering advanced fuel cell technology will put us in an advanced position among others, in fact, we will be the first to employ this technology to the rigid airship.
Huff also stated that "Sanswire is very proud to have built a strong team of renowned aerospace professionals who are using their broad backgrounds and technical skills to design and construct the world's first high altitude rigid Airship.