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Astra-Torres airship

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Airship Astra Torres Lifting (1910-1919)

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Astra Airship (1910)

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Zomg a blimp lands in traffic

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Airship Crashes (1951)

The Astra-Torres airships were non-rigid airships built by Société Astra to a design by Spaniard Leonardo Torres Quevedo in France between about 1908 and 1922. They had a highly-characteristic tri-lobed cross-section rather than the more usual circular cross-section. This was the result of moving most of the blimp's bracing wires inside the envelope in an attempt to minimise drag. Early Astra-Torres airships could be trimmed by moving the entire gondola fore-and-aft.
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