This little-known history of US Army LTA operations begins with the Army Airship Service in the Balloon Corps. Soldier-Airmen tested and operated a diverse fleet of pressure airships. These soldiers were the first Americans to lower a “spy basket” in flight, the first to hook on an airplane in flight, and the first to attempt to refuel and service airplanes in flight. Numerous illustrations make this book the history of US Army Airships. 220 pages, 200 illustrations, softcover.
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