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Ship Identification : SS AIRSHIPS (Farman Car)


SS Airships (Maurice Farman cars)    
   
Envelope capacity...................................................... 60,000 or 70,000 cubic feet  
Ballonets................................................................... (two) capacity 12,750 or 19,600 cubic feet  
Length....................................................................... 143 feet 5 inches  
Diameter................................................................... 30 or 32 feet  
Height....................................................................... 43 feet 5 inches  
Plane area (each)....................................................... 110 square feet  
Car length.................................................................. 20 feet  
Engines..................................................................... 75hp Renault air-cooled  
Propeller Four-bladed.................................................
9 feet diameter  
Petrol tanks.............................................................. Capacity 64 gallons  
Water ballast............................................................. capacity 19 gallons  
Gross lift................................................................... (larger envelope) 2.2 tones  
Disposable lift (smaller envelope)................................. 0.6 tons  
Disposable lift (larger envelope)................................... 0.8 tons (approx.)  
Endurance at full speed.............................................. 7-8 hours  
Endurance at half throttle............................................ 14-16 hours  
Top speed................................................................. 40 mph  
Climb........................................................................ 790 feet per minute  
Turning circle............................................................. 47 seconds minimum, 180 yards diameter  

   

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