A method of determining the dimensions and horsepower of an airship for any given performance

C. P. Burgess
naca-tn-194
May, 1924


A simple and easily applied method of calculating the dimensions and horsepower necessary for an airship to have any given performance is described and illustrated by examples. The method includes means for estimating the changes in performance or in size when modifications or new features are introduced into a design, involving increase or saving in weights, or changes in resistance or propulsive efficiency.

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