When Zeppelins Ruled The Earth
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A 30 minute talk on the history of the UK and US airship programmes, first given at BarCamp London 5.

A 30 minute talk on the history of the UK and US airship programmes, first given at BarCamp London 5.

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  • 1. When Zeppelins Ruled the Earth Simon Willison BarCamp London 5 September 28th 2008
  • 2. R101
  • 3. Arctic exploration
  • 4. The Norge
  • 5. Umberto Nobile Roald Amundsen
  • 6. The Italia
  • 7. The US Navy
  • 8. USS Shenandoah
  • 9. USS Akron
  • 10. USS Macon
  • 11. List of airships of the United States Navy • (ZR-1) Shenandoah - 1923-25 (crashed) • (ZR-2) R38 - 1921 (crashed) • (ZR-3) Los Angeles - 1924-39 • ZMC-2, a metalclad-airship built by the Aircraft Development Corp - 1929-41 • (ZRS-4) Akron - 1931-33 (crashed) • (ZRS-5) Macon - 1933-35 (crashed)
  • 12. The future
  • 13. Aeroscraft
  • 14. Zeppelin One “l” - you could moor a Zeppelin to it
  • 15. http://airshipworld.blogspot.com/ http://airshipventures.blogspot.com/ http://aerocrat.livejournal.com/ http://www.luftschiff.de/ http://simonwillison.net/tags/airships/