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part of the Vickers Airship plans, the "Masterman"
airship mast was devised.
The following texts is taken
from Vickers' own brochure regarding the "Masterman"
mooring out system. More of the rigid mast can be see on the
Mooring Masts for Rigid Airships.
The only experiments made with Mooring Masts
for Rigid Airships have been carried out to our designs, and
all gear in connection therewith has been designed and manufactured
throughout at our Works. We are now able to arrange for the
landing and mooring of rigid airships of any size by means of
automatic devices for which we hold the Patents, entirely obviating
the use of large bodies of men for handling parties.
Designs for Commercial Aerodromes complete in all details, equipped
with Vickers Standard Mooring Mast suitable for passenger service,
can be prepared to suit any requirements. Existing rigid airships
may be modified to take our Patent Mooring and landing Gear,
enabling them to land and remain moored at any Air Station provided
with Mooring Masts.
Mooring Masts for Non-Rigid
Mooring Masts for Non-Rigid Airships have been designed And
made by us in conjunction with Brigadier-General E. A. Masterman,
C.M.G, R.A.F., the holder of the Patents for the only successful
type of non-rigid mooring mast yet produced. Ships equipped
with these mooring masts have withstood gales of over 50 m.p.h.
without loss or damage, while landing at the mast and leaving
for a flight are readily accomplished in winds of any average
velocity. We are prepared to undertake the manufacture of mooring
masts for non-rigid airships of any size under Ceneral Masterman's
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