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  1. Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Uncolored etching of "The Flying Ship" proposed by the Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685-1724). On August 8, 1709, Gusmão is said to have flown a small balloon before the court in the Casa da Índia in Lisbon. The image in question may be a representation of a heavier-than-air machine proposed by...
  2. Air Combat of Two Ships

    Air Combat of Two Ships

    Two ships, each of 100 pieces of cannon, with Steel arcs instead of gunpowder, and of 1,000 crew, Year 100 of the invention of Aerostatic Machines.
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    Annihilation of the Rigid Airship Industry

    A rigid airship is a type of airship (or dirigible) in which the envelope is supported by an internal framework rather than by being kept in shape by the pressure of the lifting gas within the envelope, as in blimps (also called pressure airships) and semi-rigid airships. Rigid airships are...
  4. Ionocraft Model Demonstration in 1964

    Ionocraft Model Demonstration in 1964

    In 1964, de Seversky built a two-ounce (57 gram) Ionocraft scale model and demonstrated its ability to fly while powered from an external 90 watt power conversion system (30,000 volts at 3 mA), significantly higher that conventional aircraft and helicopters. This translated into a...
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    1780s: Air Combat of Two Ships

    Air Combat Two ships, each of 100 pieces of cannon, with Steel arcs instead of gunpowder, and of 1,000 crew, Year 100 of the invention of Aerostatic Machines. Source KD: Any idea of how these things could fly? Also, what do you think the mentioned steel arcs (instead of gun powder) could?
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