Airships of the French engineer and aviation pioneer Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard.
Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard 1825-1882 was a French engineer and aviation pioneer who has made an outstanding contribution by the use of steam power as a drive for the aviation industry. He built along with two young engineers, a cigar-shaped airship with a length of 44 meters and a diameter of 12 meters, which took 2500 cubic meters of gas. Driven was the airship by a 45-kg, 3-hp steam engine. The ship lifted on 24 September 1852 for the first time from. The 27.5 km long flight from Paris to Trappes at a speed of eight kilometers per hour is the first manned motorized flight in history.
Decorative postcard from England with airship and ship on the high seas.
A Message from Home
This card a simple message bears
Across the ocean blue
To show that thought we`re far apart
My thoughts oft turn to you
And i wish you Health and Fortune
No matter where you roam
And speedy return to the ones you love.
In England – Home sweet Home
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