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School of Ballooning: Eta

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Maiden flight on 19th August 1913. It was a non-rigid of 118,000 cubic feet capacity. She was powered by two 80 hp water cooled Canton-Unne engines. Top speed was 42 mph with a crew of five.

She was handed over to the Royal Flying Corps on 20th September 1913.

She passed to Admiralty control on 1st January 1914 and on the 19th November she broke from her moorings whilst at Redhill and was not repaired.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The Royal Aircraft Factory by Paul R. Hare. ISBN 0-85177-843-7
  • The Airship by Christopher Sprigg. Published c1931