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Into the Rigging

Blimp in a hangar
Description: Painting, Watercolor; by Adolf Dehn; 1943; Framed Dimensions 32H X 28W
Accession #: 88-159-CI as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Blimp maintenance crews need a lot of the same agility aloft required of sailing men in the days of the windjammers. To scan the outer surface of a blimp envelope for rents or rips is a high job on lines or portable extension ladders. Navy crews periodically go over the big airships from engine to gas cells in a hunt for signs of stress or wear. Note the size of fins and rudder at the trail of the blimp.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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