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