HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc240-1W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can state after consultation with the War Office, what number of troops with their necessary equipment the new airship can carry a distance of 1,000 miles or other convenient distance?


Calculated on the latest estimates of weight, lift and fuel consumption, the number of troops with equipment which either of the new airships should be able to carry for 1,000 miles is 200; but I should prefer not to pledge myself to this figure until the airships have been put through their trials in the autumn.