AERONAUTICS: Imperial Airships

The British Government has decided to establish an airship service between London, India and Australia. To start the line, £600,000 will be raised — £200,000 by private subscription and £400,000 by Government loan. Service will be bi-weekly and flights will take three and a half days to Bombay and a week to Australia — less than one-fourth the time now required. The first airship to be built will have a capacity of 4,000,000 cubic feet, a displacement of 150 tons and carry 200 passengers in comfort in addition to goods and mail. Much has been learnt since previous disasters with...

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