USS Akron & USS Macon: An Engineering History of Fin Design

By Jeffery Cook

Jeff Cook, an engineer with the former Naval Airship Program, examines the great “Flying Carriers” and their controversial design, long believed to have lead to their loss. A detailed study of the engineering philosophy based on previous practice is shown to be inaccurate. Previously unpublished documentation from the National Archives reveals political decisions prevented required improvements. A thorough examination of the airship’s operations expose warning signs that were ignored. Lessons most useful to the new airships coming into being today.

ISBN: 978-0-9820997-1-1
100 ppg. 50 rare photos; charts, diagrams. Softcover (only) 10016s

$25 ppd.