AERONAUTICS: Cost $14,400

Like their colleagues overseas and on the same day, airship pilots of the U. S. Army Air Service had their troubles with a huge gas bag, in this case the TC-3, a nonrigid twin-motored airship of only 200,000 cu. ft., scarcely one-tenth the volume of the R-33. Sailing from Scott Field, III., the TC3 broke her rudder at Caseyville, Ill., soon after going aloft. For two hours, she drifted at the will of the wind, then negotiated a landing at Black Walnut, Mo., little the worse for wear.

All the damage that Lieutenant...

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