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Last week the Navy's sole surviving dirigible was walked out of her Lakehurst hangar, moored securely to her mobile mast.* Her tail was buckled to a flatcar mounted on a huge circular track, left there to swing with the wind. Decommissioned nearly three years ago, partly dismantled and condemned as unfit for further avigation, the 11-year-old Los Angeles had bein reconditioned not to fly but to determine how she might weather a year's uninterrupted exposure to the elements.

Three days after she was moored outside, a 42-knot wind picked up the Los...

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