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Author Topic: Confederate Steam Powered Airship  (Read 1173 times)
Prof Marvel
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

learn from history, or be doomed to repeat it

« on: August 31, 2017, 06:53:13 pm »

Between Approximately 1864 and 1865  the Confederacy was presented with plans for a steam powered airship
by Dentist and Inventor Finely Hunt - he was a dentist by day and engineer/ inventor by night

Below is a model of his original DaVinci-esq design - unfortunately none of these "screw driven" flying machines ever worked

Persoanlly I would have preferred a fleet of these

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J. Wilhelm
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United States United States

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 02:02:09 pm »

Imagine their surprise when during the bidding process, the dentist finds he's competing against Austrian designed stratisphere-hugging rigid airships. And the reaction of the military commanders when faced with such choice... Oh, how cruel the reaction would have seemed to the poor dentist inventor!

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