Tag: Military

German Parseval airship. Augsburg Germany 1910.

Parseval airship ballon. Collectible postcard. Early Aviator Zeppelin.

Parseval airship 1910

German Parseval airship Augsburg Germany 1910.

Under the name of Parseval created under August von Parseval 1909-1919 a total of 22 airships. Later, some airships were built under the designation Parseval Naatz principle. The special thing about the idea of August von Parseval was that his design no metal braces to stabilize, such as the Zeppelin needed. The ballonet (as it is called the air sac of the ship) is tightly held, by changing the temperature of the gas in it. If Increasing it, the gas expands and the balloon remains firm. On 26 May 1906 was the prototype of the Parseval airship from the military area Berlin Tegel on its maiden voyage. But it took another three years until the model was ready for series production. The Parseval airships were primarily purchased by the military, where they served as a patrol and reconnaissance ships.

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