The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:|
have not been published, it is well known that the speed has
exceeded 60 miles per hour, so that France now possesses the
speediest dirigible in the world.
The Torres invention has been described as wonderful,
scientifically perfect and extremely simple. The vessel belongs
to the non-rigid class, but the whole of the suspension system is
placed within the gas-bag, so that the air-resistance offered by
ropes is virtually eliminated in its entirety, for the simple
reason that practically no ropes are placed outside the envelope.
The general principle of design may be gathered from the
accompanying diagram. It is as if three sausage-shaped balloons