here to return home
part of the Vickers Airship plans, the "Masterman"
airship mast was devised.
following texts is taken from Vickers' own brochure regarding
the "Masterman" mooring out system. More of the rigid
mast can be see on the Trans-Oceanic
The Mooring Masts for Rigid Airships.
The only experiments made with Mooring Masts for Rigid Airships
have been carried out to our designs, and all gear in connection
therewith has been designed and manufactured throughout at our
Works. We are now able to arrange for the landing and mooring
of rigid airships of any size by means of automatic devices for
which we hold the Patents, entirely obviating the use of large
bodies of men for handling parties.
Designs for Commercial Aerodromes complete in all details, equipped
with Vickers Standard Mooring Mast suitable for passenger service,
can be prepared to suit any requirements. Existing rigid airships
may be modified to take our Patent Mooring and landing Gear, enabling
them to land and remain moored at any Air Station provided with
Mooring Masts for Non-Rigid Airships.
Mooring Masts for Non-Rigid Airships have been designed And made
by us in conjunction with Brigadier-General E. A. Masterman, C.M.G,
R.A.F., the holder of the Patents for the only successful type
of non-rigid mooring mast yet produced. Ships equipped with these
mooring masts have withstood gales of over 50 m.p.h. without loss
or damage, while landing at the mast and leaving for a flight
are readily accomplished in winds of any average velocity. We
are prepared to undertake the manufacture of mooring masts for
non-rigid airships of any size under Ceneral Masterman's Patents.
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