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Dirigibles and Blimps

7 Movies
87 Minutes
$24.99 $14.98
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$24.99 $14.98
7 Movies 87 Minutes

The early part of the 20th Century saw stunning achievements in the field of lighter-than-air transport. The great "silver cruisers of the sky" are brought back to life on this DVD, which features nearly ninety minutes of black and white historic films and newsreels about dirigibles and blimps.

Movies included on this DVD are:"History of Heavy Airships", a wonderful Navy documentary that showcases the flying aircraft carriers USS Macon and USS Akron, and "Goodyear Aircraft at War" which describes the building of aircraft and scouting blimps.

Go back in time when serene voyages of wonder could still be made, in these amazing ships of the air!

Black and white films, 87 minutes.

7 Movies 87 Minutes

The early part of the 20th Century saw stunning achievements in the field of lighter-than-air transport. The great "silver cruisers of the sky" are brought back to life on this DVD, which features nearly ninety minutes of black and white historic films and newsreels about dirigibles and blimps.

Movies included on this DVD are:"History of Heavy Airships", a wonderful Navy documentary that showcases the flying aircraft carriers USS Macon and USS Akron, and "Goodyear Aircraft at War" which describes the building of aircraft and scouting blimps.

Go back in time when serene voyages of wonder could still be made, in these amazing ships of the air!

Black and white films, 87 minutes.

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  1. Uncommon Footage of the Great Airships

    Posted by Walt Wentz on 27th Apr 2015

    Although mainly emphasizing three major airships, the Graf, Hindenburg and Akron, this collection also includes some interesting and rarely-seen footage of construction, ground handling, interiors and flight of various other dirigibles. It is to be hoped that future collections will focus on some of the earlier and less well publicized dirigibles. For the present, however, this collection is well worth the price for lighter-than-air enthusiasts.

  2. More than you ever expected to learn and powerful in many ways.

    Posted by Tom Fetters on 23rd Mar 2014

    The disk is a marvel of old silent film footage as well as contemporary (1940's) sound film on Goodyear's war effort in Naval air plane production of the FG-1 (Corsair) and lighter than air K model blimps. While the early commercial air ships were mentioned in passing, the ships were not seen in action, but to make up for this there are flights of several British LTA ships like the R-100. Flights are mapped out to appreciate the range of these ships
    The US Program with the Los Angeles, Shenandoah, Akron and Macon were fully covered. Internal engineering of the German ships as well as the American ships was extensive. The Hindenberg disaster was the death blow for the air ships, while the statistics showed a remarkably safe commercial record.
    A Must Have for all LTA enthusiasts.