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Airships and the Empire State Building

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Yes indeed, the iconic Empire State Building was designed to act as a mooring mast for dirigibles: Illustration from the ESB Dedication Booklet

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FEATURED AIRSHIP-December #3

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FEATURED AIRSHIP DECEMBER #2

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I Had to post this full-size

FEATURED AIRSHIP-December #1

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Did you know: The R-100 was very likely earmarked for the name "Pollux". More commonly known as Hercules, Pollux was one of the two Aurgonauts to travel with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece; The other, Castor or Apollo, would have been the name of the R-101.
R-101 over Toronto

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FEATURED AIRSHIP: R-100

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And my featured airship for the month of December is: the H.M.A. R-100.

The featured airship for the month will be (obviously) the airship I will be featuring for one month. Over the course of a month I will include photographs, Mini-essays, facts, and links featuring the chosen airship. To start off here are a few photo's of the lesser known "sister ship" to the ill-fated R-101: the "Capitalist Ship" His Majesties Airship R(igid)-100. 

The old and the new.
An extremely rare colorphoto of the R-101 in St. Hubert, Canada

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