AMERICAN AND SOVIET INTEREST IN AIRSHIPS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Recent expressions of interest in lighter-than air craft are summarized. In particular, certain Soviet recognition of the potential value of the airship as an economical means for carrying bulky cargo is emphasized. This Memorandum should be of interest to those Air Force personnel charged with the responsibility for development of methods and equipment for transporting oversized items. Such facilities must have size andor weight capabilities considerably exceeding those of current aircraft, yet remain free from high way, underpass, bridge, and tunnel limitations. This Memorandum should also be of interest to those within the Air Force concerned with the determination of new concepts or new and useful applications for existing concepts. Operational planners in other Governmental agencies and contractual establishments may also find this Memorandum of interest.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft