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Nostalgic Association Concerning Airships (NACA)

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Nostalgic Association Concerning Airships (NACA)

To undertake, promote, and encourage research and discussion on all things concerning Airships. Particularly on the Science, History, and Future of Airship flight with a view to the Factual or the Fantasy... ...and all in the Spirit of Steam.

Location: Cloud Nine...
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Jun 26

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Fu-Go

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jun 26. 6 Replies

Fu-Go was the Imperial Japanese code name for a marginally effective WW II weapons system that nonetheless was the world's first intercontinental strategic unguided missile.Continue

Tags: Alaska, DieselPunk

K-Class Navy Blimp

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jun 23. 29 Replies

01 Goodyear Puritan ZNP-K Blimp GondolaGoodyear Puritan ZNP-K K-28…Continue

Tags: Navy, II, Goodyear, Puritan, SteamPunk

US Dirigibles (rigid)

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jun 8. 9 Replies

Rigid airshipsZMC-2, a metalclad-airship built by the…Continue

Tags: dieselpunk, airships, dirigible, head, helium

Rotory Wing Aircraft

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jun 4. 12 Replies

Berliner HelicopterMr. Emile Berliner began experimenting with vertical flight aircraft in the early 1900's, with a successful recorded tethered flight around 1909. He and his son Henry developed…Continue

Tags: rotorcraft, steampunk, whirlybird, tips, medivac

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Comment by Captain on June 7, 2015 at 10:35pm
Comment by Norman Hugh Redington on June 1, 2015 at 9:57pm

My most recent posting at Net Advance of Physics Retro would seem to fall within the parameters of this group:

Vive "La France"

People with a tolerance for verse might also be interested in:

The Air-Midshipman's Primer Song

Comment by Captain on April 19, 2015 at 1:06pm
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Comment by Captain on March 16, 2015 at 10:37am

A list of most airship accidents:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airship_accidents 

Comment by Captain on March 16, 2015 at 7:07am
Comment by Captain on March 12, 2015 at 9:58am

Some important events in ballooning history:  http://aerodacious.com/Left003.HTM 

Comment by Captain on February 27, 2015 at 2:14pm

This is an excellent collection of airship photographs:  http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2013/10/airships/100607/ 

Comment by Captain on February 27, 2015 at 11:17am

http://simanaitissays.com/2013/03/06/north-to-alaska-by-aeroplane/

The first biplane "buzzing" of downtown Juneau, AK in 1920 by the Blackwolf Squadron. 

Gen.

Brig. Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell, 1879-1936, had served in Alaska with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1901 and 1903.

 

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