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Air Ship Gallery

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Choose from 191 pictures in our Air Ship collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Holding up the R101 Featured Print

Holding up the R101

A member of the WAAC - the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford. R101 was a British rigid airship completed in 1929 as part of the Imperial Airship Scheme. After initial flights and two enlargements to the lifting volume, it crashed on October 5, 1930, in France, during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 people. Amongst airship accidents of the 1930s, the loss of life surpassed the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, and was second only to that of the USS Akron crash of 1933. The demise of R101 effectively ended British employment of rigid airships

© Mary Evans Picture Library/TOM GILLMOR

Interior of the R101 airship Featured Print

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. The Illustrated London News explains that "a special smoking room has been provided...which is fitted with an aluminium floor to obviate any danger from fire caused by carelessly thrown-down cigarettes and lighted matches." The fireproofing didn't stop the R101 crashing in the early hours of 5th October 1930 on its maiden voyage and bursting into flames, with the eventual loss of 48 of 54 lives on board

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

A German Zeppelins observation car Featured Print

A German Zeppelins observation car

A German Zeppelin's observation car photographed on display as part of a public exhibition of dirigible wreckage collected from across Britain. The aluminium observation car was suspended from wires beneath its Zeppelin and the two linked by a telephone wire, enabling the crew to view the ground whilst keeping the airship itself hidden at a great height

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans