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Green Royal Vauxhall / Nassau

 

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The envelope of the Royal Vauxhall balloon was formed of 2,000 yards of crimson and white silk, imported in the raw state from Italy expressly for this purpose.


First flight: August 1836


Best journey: London-Weilburg (Germany) on 7-8 November 1836, approx 600 miles (966 km), with six passengers in 17 hours.

 

Green-Nassau
Nassau Balloon

 

Lifting agent: 70,000 cu.ft (1,982.2 cu.m) of coal gas.
Circumference: 157 ft (47.85 m).
Overall height (incl car): 80 ft (24.38 m).
Accommodation / Payload: 2 persons (28 if filled with pure hydrogen).

 

 


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