Some Aerodynamic Problems Raised by the Airship,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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After recalling the aerodynamic peculiarities of the free and the tethered balloon, the paper gives a survey of the airship aerodynamic characteristics, as recorded on old machines especially the Akron, in wind tunnel and in flight. The unstable nature of the airframes is emphasized, as well as the associated piloting problem.