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Air Ship Collection

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Poster, Zeppelin to South America

Poster, Zeppelin to South America
Poster advertising the German Zeppelin Hamburg-American Line, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin airship service from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. circa 1934

Background imageAir Ship Collection: The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the F. A. Cup Final

The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the F. A. Cup Final
Photograph showing Wembley Stadium, during the Huddersfield Town vs. Arsenal F.A. Cup Final of 1930, with the Graf Zeppelin in the sky above

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Interior of the R101 airship

Interior of the R101 airship
Amenities of the giant British airship R101, showing the smoking room, a typical two-berth cabin, and passengers looking down on the lights of a city from the starboard promenade deck

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Holding up the R101

Holding up the R101
A member of the WaC - the Womens Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America

Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America
Luggage label, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (Airline) for the LZ 129 Hindenburg flight to South America. The passenger is a Mrs Sinclair, destination Rio de Janeiro, berth number 32. 1936

Background imageAir Ship Collection: The FA Cup Final 1930

The FA Cup Final 1930
Photographs from the Football Association Challenge Cup Final of 1930 between Arsenal and Huddersfield. The two distinguished guests during the game were King George V

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Olympics / 1936 / Hindenburg

Olympics / 1936 / Hindenburg
The Hindenburg flies over the opening ceremony. Date: 1936

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Graf Zeppelin Takeoff

Graf Zeppelin Takeoff
GRAF ZEPPELIN People mill around as the Airship prepares for take off

Background imageAir Ship Collection: RAF Balloon Barrage at Cardington

RAF Balloon Barrage at Cardington
Royal Air Force Balloon Barrage at Cardington, Bedfordshire (note the distinctive airship hangars back right - still there today)

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Airship of Uranus

Airship of Uranus
Airships of planet Uranus are powered by taking in air at the nose, compressing it and blasting it out at the rear. Maybe we on Earth could develop some such technology ?

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Beardmore R. 36 Airship

Beardmore R. 36 Airship
The Beardmore R.36 at its mooring mast

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Futuristic long distance airship

Futuristic long distance airship
A futuristic long distance airship held aloft by two long balloons, flying across the sea

Background imageAir Ship Collection: The R101 before Flight

The R101 before Flight
THE R.101 : hundreds of men are required to manoeuvre the cumbersome airship on the ground, preparatory to its disastrous first (and last) flight

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Frank Reades Airship

Frank Reades Airship
Frank Reade and his New Electric Air Ship, the Eclipse - a dramatic scene as the wonderful aircraft deals with the Yellow Peril

Background imageAir Ship Collection: R101 at Cardington, Bedford

R101 at Cardington, Bedford
The R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford, seen behind the two massive Airship Hangars. R101 was a British rigid airship completed in 1929 as part of the Imperial Airship

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Aircraft poster

Aircraft poster
French poster depicting a variety of aeroplanes and airships

Background imageAir Ship Collection: The final flight of R 101, she crashed the next day

The final flight of R 101, she crashed the next day

Background imageAir Ship Collection: R101 at Cardington - 1

R101 at Cardington - 1
The R.101 at its mooring mast at Cardington

Background imageAir Ship Collection: The Beardmore News

The Beardmore News - a publication of the Beardmore Transport Group

Background imageAir Ship Collection: British airship Beta at Firminy, France, WW1

British airship Beta at Firminy, France, WW1
The British airship Beta (HMA No. 17) on the landing ground at Firminy near Dunkirk, northern France, during the First World War

Background imageAir Ship Collection: British R34 airship emerging from hangar

British R34 airship emerging from hangar
The British R34 (R33 class) airship emerging from her hangar. She was a rigid airship, built for the RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service) during the First World War

Background imageAir Ship Collection: British R100 airship in flight

British R100 airship in flight
The British R100 airship in flight. She was a rigid airship, designed by Barnes Wallis and built by Vickers for the UK Air Ministry, making her first flight on 16 December 1929. Date: circa 1929

Background imageAir Ship Collection: British rigid airship No. 9 in flight, WW1

British rigid airship No. 9 in flight, WW1
British rigid airship No. 9 (also known as 9r) during the First World War, the first British rigid airship to be completed by Vickers

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor

Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor. The inset portrait shows Dr. Hugo Eckener (1868-1954), the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Power and control in R101

Power and control in R101
The first diesel-engined airship: power and control in R101. Illustrations of some of the features of R101: a power car, the chart room, and mooring arrangements

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Luposta Airshow - Danzig

Luposta Airshow - Danzig - featuring the Graf Zeppelin - held between 23rd and 31st July, 1932

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Army airship crash at Farnborough

Army airship crash at Farnborough
An army airship, the Morning Star Lebaudy Dirigible, which crashed into Woodlands Cottage, the home of Captain and Lady Follett, at Farnborough, Hampshire, near the Farnborough to Farnham road

Background imageAir Ship Collection: First Zeppelin air raid on London, 1915

First Zeppelin air raid on London, 1915
First Zeppelin air raid on London, during World War I 1915

Background imageAir Ship Collection: A German Zeppelins observation car

A German Zeppelins observation car photographed on display as part of a public exhibition of dirigible wreckage collected from across Britain

Background imageAir Ship Collection: R. M. S. Queen Mary, Hindenburg and Big Ben, 1936

R. M. S. Queen Mary, Hindenburg and Big Ben, 1936
Illustration of R.M.S. Queen Mary, shown with the airship Hindenberg and the Westminster clock tower Big Ben, in order to give a clear idea of the grand scale of the Cunard White Star Liner

Background imageAir Ship Collection: La Guerre dans Mars (The War on Mars)

La Guerre dans Mars (The War on Mars), by Arnould Galopin. The evil Zapatos attack the benevolent Megacephales. From Aventures Fantastiques d un Jeune Parisien

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Futuristic airmail airship

Futuristic airmail airship
A futuristic airmail airship with a vast array of wings

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels

Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels
Cover design, Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles (Universal and International Exhibition, Brussels), with international airship competitions

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Military honours for dead of R101

Military honours for dead of R101
French homage to Britains dead in the great airship R101 disaster: the moving final scene at Beauvais - Spahis saluting the coffins, borne on French artillery wagons

Background imageAir Ship Collection: A Goodyear airship flying over Miami

A Goodyear airship flying over Miami

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Aeroplanes and Airships

Aeroplanes and Airships
Various aircraft models with a seaside backdrop

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Musicians in Airship

Musicians in Airship
Even in Norway, a greeting card reflects the current passion anything to do with flying

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Wellman Arctic Airship

Wellman Arctic Airship
Newspaperman Walter Wellmans airship in an Arctic expedition

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Airborne Musicians

Airborne Musicians
This band has taken to the skies in their airship - folk down below may take their efforts for the music of the spheres

Background imageAir Ship Collection: BRITISH BABY AIRSHIP 2

BRITISH BABY AIRSHIP 2
The British Armys Baby intended for observation and reconnaissance, depicted flying low over London

Background imageAir Ship Collection: R34 Airship at Moorings

R34 Airship at Moorings
R34 airship at its moorings

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Norge Polar Flight

Norge Polar Flight
The Norge airship, hired from Italy by Amundsen, at the start of its flight over the North Pole. From Spitzbergen it made a 17-hour flight to Alaska

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Biggest experimental airship built at the time, designed by Dr. Barton and F. L

Biggest experimental airship built at the time, designed by Dr. Barton and F. L. Rawson flying over Alexandra Palace, London. Date: 22nd July 1905

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Mystery Airship 1896

Mystery Airship 1896
The airship seen over San Francisco differs from those seen at Sacramento and Oakland by having wings or fins and a birdlike tail : it, too, uses a searchlight

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Mystery Airship 1897

Mystery Airship 1897
Newsstand dealer Walter McCann successfully photographs an airship over Rogers Park, a Chicago suburb : an artist makes this version for newspaper reproduction

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Book cover design, All About Aircraft

Book cover design, All About Aircraft, by Ralph Simmonds, London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1915. Showing an airship hovering over a range of mountains. 1915

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Kislovodsk - Russia - a humourous card

Kislovodsk - Russia - a humourous card
A humourous card depicting an unlucky airship passenger dangling rather precariously over the mountains near Kislovodsk, Russia, suspended only by his jacket and the strength of the anchor rope

Background imageAir Ship Collection: Chief of Airships Commander Peter Strasser

Chief of Airships Commander Peter Strasser
Peter Strasser (18761918) - was chief commander of German Imperial Navy Zeppelins during World War I, the main force operating bombing campaigns from 1915 to 1917



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