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Airships by aviation pioneer Baptiste H. J.Giffard

French airship by Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard. Early Aviator.

Airship by Baptiste H. J.Giffard

French airship by Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard. Early Aviator.

Airship by Baptiste H. J.Giffard

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.

 

Airship No.6 by Santos Dumont in the race to the Eiffel Tower

French Airship by aeronaut Santos Dumont Nr.6. Early Aviator. Collectible postcard.

Airship Nr.6

Airship No.6 by Santos Dumont in the race to the Eiffel Tower in Paris 1901.

With this Airship (zeppelin) aviator Santos Dumont won on October 19, 1901, by the German de la Meutre donated prize of 125,000 francs. He had to fly around while the Eiffel Tower and back within a certain time to the starting point (St.Cloud).

Alberto Santos Dumont 1873-1932 was a Brazilian aeronaut, engine aviation pioneer and inventor who helped to shape the beginning of powered flight, especially in his work country France. Santos Dumont built a total of 16 airships. He was one of the most popular aviator of his time.

  • Gasvolume: 630 m3
  • lenght: 33 meter
  • Speed: 25 km/h
  • Power: 12 PS (8,2kW) Petrolmaschine

Airship République French army 1908

Airship République French army. Collectible postcard. Early Aviators Zeppelin.

Airship République French army 1908

Airship République French army 1908.

The République was a French Army airship. She was a sister ship of the Patrie. It crashed on 25 September 1909 from Trevol. The cause was a broken propeller blades that pierced the shell.The République was completed in June 1908, flew for the first time June 24 and was handed over to the French army on 31 July of that year.

Length: 61 m
Volume: 3700 cubic meters
Drive: 70 hp Panhard Levassor
Maximum speed: 50 km / h