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Navy's Lighter-Than-Air Experience Monograph

Navy's Lighter-Than-Air Experience

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Table of Contents 

  • Cover
  • Inside cover (Contents, Introduction, The Early Period, and The Navy's First Airship) (Pages 1-5)
  • The B-class and Early LTA Training (Pages 5-10)
  • World War I and The C-class (Pages 11-18)
  • New Airship Classes in the Post-WWI Period, The Demise of the Kite Baloon and The Switch to Helium (Pages 18-23)
  • The Development of LTA's Home Base and the Rigid Airship 
  • Program (Pages 23-34)
  • Pre-WW II Blilmps and the Evolution of the K-class and 
  • WW II Airships and Their Operations (Pages 34-46)
  • ZP-32 Operations and ZP-41 in South America (Pages 46-51)
  • ZP-21 in the Caribbean and ZP-14 in the Atlantic and 
  • Europe (Pages 51-60)
  • ZP-12 Operations, Final LTA Operations in WW II and the Amazing Statistics They Compiled and Post WW II Developments and Operations (Pages 60-66)
  • Airship Types in the Postwar Period and LTA Records Set in the 1950s (Pages 67-75)
  • The Demise of LTA and a Possible Revival (Page 75 to back cover)

NOTE: This monograph has been out of print for several years and paper copies are no longer available through the Government Printing Office. This electronic version has been placed online because it is an excellent reference source for information about the Navy's lighter-than-air experiences and history. As an electronic document, there is a compromise between picture quality and the capability of the OCR software to correctly identify the text in the monograph, which results in the picture quality being less than optimum.