R100 Airship: The Lucky(?) Cousin (II).

R100 Airship: The Lucky(?) Cousin (II).

Superbly atmospheric pic of the Airship Guarantee Co (Vickers) R100. The photo was surely taken during his early trials. Its elegant tailcone tip suffered a structure collapse and was later replaced by an awfully unelegant blunt end.
Also evident is another defect of the R100; Wallis used less rings and longitudinal girders than the Germans to simplify the construction. The blurred vertical bands are the evidence of ripples in the outer cover; during trials the cover flapped and even some tears appeared at high speed.This defect remained unsolved.

More about the R100: https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/r100-airship-the-lucky-cousin/

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  1. Pingback: R100 Airship: The Empire’s Best. | The Dreamy Dodo

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