|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):|
It amazes me that airships were ever considered as a means of routine transoceanic travel given the vast amount of structure required for a tiny overall payload.
|Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 2):|
Like the Zeppelins... What a way to travel!
|Quoting LOWS (Reply 5):|
How did they deal with the weather?
|Quoting David L (Reply 4):|
The R-100/101 episode was a rather embarrassing demonstration of private industry versus government management. The R-101 was the government offering and was rushed and hashed - not the best example of how it could have been.
|Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 8):|
The docking mast had an internal staircase, you went from a gallery on the outside of the mast onto a staircase up into the underside of the nose of the airship. The airship rotated the mast as the wind veered and the staircase moved with it.
|Quoting cedarjet (Thread starter):|
which culminated in the R100 which was designed to operate a passenger service to Montreal
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