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Giffard Airship

 

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Henri Giffard on 24 September 1852 flew 27 km from Paris to Trappes at 6 mph. The airship was fitted with a 3 hp steam engine and was only partly controllable.

 

Engine: 3 hp
Length: 144.357 ft / 44.0 m
Width of hull: 39.37 ft / 12.0 m
Contained volume: 88300 cu.ft / 2500 cu.m
Max. speed: 5 kts / 10 kph

 


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