§ 52. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his Department has any details of the airship which has been built in Germany for America; and can he give any details as 585 to its size, passenger-carrying capacity, speed, number of its crew, and its probable cost?
§ Following is the reply:
§ The details as to size, etc., of the airship, known as Z.R.3, which has been built in Germany for the United States of America, are understood, from published statements which have appeared, to be as follows:
- Cubic capacity, 2,475,000 cubic feet.
- Length, 656 feet.
- Height, 101 feet.
- Diameter, 90.75 feet.
§ Passenger-carrying capacity, 25 to 30 passengers.
- Maximum (estimated), 75.8 miles per hour.
- Cruising (estimated), 67.12 miles per hour.
§ Number of crew: 24 persons.
§ Probable cost: Information not available.