The First Modern All‐Metal Airship

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 June 1930


THE ZMC‐2 hull is 149 ft. 5 in. long from bow to stern, and 52 ft. 8 in. in maximum diameter. Its covering consists of 0•0095 in. thin Alclad alloy sheets sewn together by the Aircraft Development Corporation riveting machine. Each of the rings of sheet metal composing the hull surface has the shape of the frustum of a cone; together the cones closely approximate the curvature of the hull. There are 142 such conical surfaces from bow to stern.


(1930), "The First Modern All‐Metal Airship", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 2 No. 6, pp. 148-153.

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