HC Deb 07 December 1927 vol 211 c1379
53. Mr. ROSE

asked the Secretary of State for Air if his Department has made any calculation as to the number of men that will be required to make up the hauling-out gang for the airships R100 and R100 when, and if, they are launched?


It is estimated that a handling party of about 400 men will be required at the first launching of these two ships. I may add that when their trials are completed, they will ordinarily operate from mooring masts.


May we assume that the lifting power is only 25 tons, although we have been told that it would be 60? Does not that give the whole game away?

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