HM Airship R100 Free Paper Model Download

HM Airship R100 Free Paper Model Download

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HM Airship R100 Free Paper Model DownloadThis paper model is a HM Airship R100 (simply as the R100), a privately designed and built rigid British airship made as part of a two-ship competition to develop a commercial airship service for use on British Empire routes as part of the Imperial Airship Scheme, the papercraft was created by Ralph Currell. The scale of the model is in 1:700, and the finished model is approximately 12 inches long.

The R100 was built by the Airship Guarantee Company, a specially-created subsidiary of the armaments firm, Vickers-Armstrongs, led by Commander Dennis Burney, with the design team headed by Barnes Wallis, later famous for his invention of the bouncing bomb. The design team also included Nevil Shute Norway as the senior stress engineer.

The R100 first flew in November 1929. It made a series of trial flights and a successful return crossing of the Atlantic in July-August 1930, but following the crash of R101 in October 1930 the Imperial Airship Scheme was terminated and it was broken up for scrap. More information of the R100 at wikipedia.

You can download the papercraft model here: HM Airship R100 Free Paper Model Download

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