AERONAUTICS: Rigid Airships

The Los Angeles, pride of the Navy, only rigid airship† in the U. S., is going to have two sisters. Last week, a judging board of the Navy announced that the designs submitted by Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp. of Akron, Ohio, a subsidiary of potent Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., are better than those of a half dozen competitors.* It seemed almost certain that Goodyear would be awarded the contracts for the two airships, that work would begin this autumn and the first new giant silver cigar would take the air in 1930. Goodyear quoted $7,950,000 as the price of the two airships,...

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