In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Since the demise of the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg, helium was in big demand as the buoyant gas for airships.
- From 1915 on, the first strategic bombing offensive was conducted by Germany against Britain, using airships and later large aircraft carrying bombs of up to 2,200 pounds.
- Relics from a golden age of flight when Zeppelins and airships ruled the skies have been on sale at a Swindon auction house.
- Sixty years ago, he was a 17-year-old boy on his way to Bedford to learn all there was about aeroplanes and airships.
- Yet commanders quickly grasped the ability to use aircraft or airships to threaten deep behind the front line.
- Academics are developing ways to replace satellites and mobile telephone masts with solar-powered airships for better and cheaper telecommunications.
- In 1907 he left the company and devoted his efforts to the design of large engines for airships.
- Balloons, like airships, get their lift from a structure containing a gas that is less dense than the air surrounding the balloon.
- It then possessed 39 aircraft, 52 seaplanes, and 7 airships.
- The aerospace giant, which has built more than 300 airships since 1928, is sticking with the traditional blimp shape.
- The airship pitched suddenly diving forward and then back as the aircraft shuddered in a sick whine.
- The airship slowly lifted off the ground just before they arrived.
- They have built gondolas for airships, flight simulators and floating offices, but Jim's boat posed a real challenge.
- Submarines were attacked by aircraft, airships, mines, Naval vessels (including submarines) and merchant ships.
- This is the first airship of an extensive project to develop small helium airships (one- and two-person).
- We're all familiar with helium, the very light gas that makes balloons and airships float in the air.
- The Zeppelin airship is back, almost 70 years after it went down in a blaze in an accident in Germany.
- Soon after that, in 1926, he resigned from the Navy, but he retained his enthusiasm for airships.
- Airships were also constructed, especially by Germany, which used Zeppelin airships for bombing attacks against civilian targets.
- It was here he assembled his first airship in 1900.
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