Monday, August 20, 2012

Imperial Russian Airship Giant Paper Model - by Currell Graphics


The First and Last Fight
"Compared to other European powers, Russia was relatively late entering the field of lighter-than-air craft. However in the first years of the 20th century the military recognized the potential of airships, and over the next decade Russia was to acquire 20 of various types. Though many ships were purchased from other countries, over time Russian engineers began experimenting with their own designs. The largest of these was a semi-rigid ship appropriately called Giant.
The ship as originally designed was 114 m long, with a diameter of 17 m and four 215 horsepower engines. It was intended to fly up to 2500 m altitude, carrying 9000 kg for 20 hours. During construction the number of engines was reduced to two, placed in the middle of the ship.This model builds into a 1/350 scale replica of the Giant. The completed model is approximately 13 inches long".
- Currell Graphics


PhotobucketEste é um modelo do Dirigível Imperial Russo "Giant", que planou pela primeira vez em 1915 e com apenas uma hora de voo, veio a dobrar-se ao meio puxado pelo peso de seus motores, vindo a pousar suavemente em uma floresta, permitindo que todos seus tripulantes escapassem com vida. Com o advento dos primeiros aeroplanos bombardeiros, foi considerado obsoleto e então foi desmantelado e vendido como sucata.


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