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Synonyms for airship


Synonyms for airship

a steerable self-propelled aircraft

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It wouldn't do at all, you know, for the Emerald City to become a way-station on an airship line.
I'm working out a magic recipe to fuddle men's brains, so they'll never make an airship that will go where they want it to go," the Wizard confided to her.
These German airships were held together by rib-like skeletons of steel and aluminium and a stout inelastic canvas outer-skin, within which was an impervious rubber gas-bag, cut up by transverse dissepiments into from fifty to a hundred compartments.
And high up in the blue he would have beheld a tiny dot of black, which, because of its orderly evolutions, he would have identified as an airship.
Five years before, HG Wells had described airships levelling New York with super-bombs in a novel called The War in the Air, but people had laughed.
The airships can transport materiel and equipment internationally and potentially land on water, making them a viable alternative to other, more expensive means of transportation," she said.
The company also has produced and operated other surveillance airships for border and waterway surveillance, search and rescue, instrumentation for missile data collection, and radio relay operations.
The image most people have of large airships is that of the famous picture of the hydrogen-filled German Hindenburg exploding at NAS Lakehurst, NJ, in 1937, killing 35.
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's inspired idea was to make airships rigid, so superseding the early blimps, which were fatally vulnerable to leaks from the inflammable hydrogen used to inflate them.
In a radio interview in 2013 , Weston talked about how airships can help reduce costs of transporting large amounts of cargo.
The airships will provide shuttle transportation between Quests Strange Lake complex mine site in Northern Qubec and Schefferville, a town with a direct rail link to the Port of Sept-Iles.
These football field-sized airships are expected to provide low cost and environmentally friendly solutions for moving freight and personnel to the most isolated regions of Alaska and northern Canada.
The solution may lie in the cargo airships in advanced stages of development in the US, Russia, Germany and the UK ("Return to the skies," PE April).
Straightline Aviation (SLA) intends to buy up to 12 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Hybrid Airships with a potential value of approximately USD480 million, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 31, 2016-Straightline letter to buy 12 Lockheed Martin Airships