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Transatlantic Airships - An Illustrated History

By John Christopher

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ISBN: 9781847971616
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

In Transatlantic Airships, John Christopher recounts the fascinating story of the lighter-than-air 'pond hoppers' from the earliest schemes and bold pioneering flights, including the triumphant double-crossing by the R34. The book goes on to describe the rise of the Zeppelins and the ambitious British scheme to connect its far-flung Empire, the US Navy's lighter-than-air craft and the incredible post-war proposals for colossal atomic-powered leviathans. It is a story of fantastic visionaries, incredible flying machines, great moments of triumph and, ultimately, of spectacular disaster.

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" John Christopher has diligently traced the history of airships from the 19th century to the present day. "
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Reviewed By: Aerospace Professional

" For the aviation historian or anyone with even a passing interest in lighter-than-air travel this well researched book is a must. The author, a professional ballon pilot and recognized authority on airships, has meticulouly researched his subject, including as he does the latest thinking on the possible cause of the loss of the Hindenburg. "
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Reviewed By: Vintage Aircraft Club

" This book is really great. A thrilling read! "
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Posted By: Liz Adams

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