Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lords of the Air

Few things are pulpier than than an airship. You get all the tropes of ocean going vessels in the classic era with the added benefit of flying far above the earth below. The Airship Heritage Trust website features a detailed look at the cruise ships and destroyers of the sky, including blueprints, flight logs, and in depth looks at what life aboard an airship was like.

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

Airships are wonderful Victorian technology updated to the 1930s. It's a shame it wasn't viable. Even with present technology, they just have way too much drag and darn little engine power in a storm.

Germany also had a giant boatplane that flew transatlantic in the 1930s operated by Luft Hansa. Getting around in these was expensive but very classy. Wealthy player characters can enjoy this mode of transportation.