Type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can navigate through the air under its own power.- Airship
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A rigid airship is a type of airship (or dirigible) in which the envelope is supported by an internal framework rather than by being kept in shape by the pressure of the lifting gas within the envelope, as in blimps (also called pressure airships) and semi-rigid airships.
Vehicle or machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.
Common examples of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, airships (including blimps), gliders, paramotors, and hot air balloons.
USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy, the lead ship of her class, which operated between September 1931 and April 1933.
A semi-rigid airship is an airship which has a stiff keel or truss supporting the main envelope along its length.
USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting and served as a "flying aircraft carrier", designed to carry biplane parasite aircraft, five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk for scouting or two-seat Fleet N2Y-1 for training.
One of a pair of British rigid airships completed in 1929 as part of a British government programme to develop civil airships capable of service on long-distance routes within the British Empire.
R101 was built as part of a British government initiative to develop airships to provide passenger and mail transport from Britain to the most distant parts of the British Empire, including India, Australia and Canada, since the distances were then too great for heavier-than-air aircraft.
Chemical element with the symbol He and atomic number 2.
A well-known but minor use is as a lifting gas in balloons and airships.
Lighter-than-air aircraft that gains its lift through the use of a buoyant gas.
Aerostats include unpowered balloons and powered airships.
Science or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight–capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere.
The term "aviation" is sometimes used interchangeably with aeronautics, although "aeronautics" includes lighter-than-air craft such as airships, and includes ballistic vehicles while "aviation" technically does not.
German general and later inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, which soon became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s.
Zeppelin's ideas for large airships were first expressed in a diary entry dated 25 March 1874.