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Author Castle, Ian.

Title British airships 1905-30 / Ian Castle ; illustrated by Tony Bryan & Giuseppe Rava.

Published Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  623.7430941 CAST    AVAILABLE
Physical description 48 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.
Series New vanguard ; 155.
New vanguard ; 155.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Airship Types -- Army Airship Organisation -- The Army Airships -- Early Navy Airships -- Early War Service -- Naval Airships 1914-18 -- Semi-Rigid (SR) Airships -- Rigid Airships -- British Airships at War.
Summary "At a time when German U-boats ruthlessly preyed upon the maritime convoys bringing essential supplies to British shores, another pioneering form of technology - the airship - was being deployed to counter this threat. From the first military airships, including the optimistically named Nulli Secundus (Second to None), through the various designs introduced by the Admiralty at the height ofthe cat-and-mouse duel between airship and submarine in World War I, to their post-war development and the tragic accident in 1930 which marked the end of the airship's service, Ian Castle tells the story of these aeronautical wonders that played such a crucial role in the defence of Britain."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Airships -- Great Britain -- History.
Airships -- Great Britain -- Design and construction.
Aeronautics, Military -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781846033872 (paperback)
184603387X (paperback)