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USAF / AFIT Paper on Hybrid Airships - from Page 23 of AIRSHIP 184 - June 2014

A summary of the attached paper is published in the June edition of AIRSHIP, No. 184. As the paper is approximately 100 pages long, we have elected to provide a complete copy for download from here, with a shortened summary reproduced in the journal.

Therefore, this paper is designed to be accessible to members in receipt of the June edition of AIRSHIP only. Anyone may download it, but you will require a password to access the file. The password can be found on page 23 of AIRSHIP No. 184.

B-12 Hybrid Rigid/ Non Rigid 160 tonne lift Airship

Bruce Blake would make the point in December 2001 Page25 Airship No 134 that non-rigid airship envelopes are monocoque, primary structures. He also makes the point such envelopes are capable of catastrophic failure (we know many examples).

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