More Hot Air Balloons. From X-Planes, Blogrolled Here.

by Daniel Russ on April 9, 2011

“Dignitaries and seamen cheer as Japan’s first military balloon, made of 1,400 yards of paper with a rubber coating, is tested at the naval ministry in 1877”

“An American family watches from its bayside terrace as Japanese balloons float over the foreign quarter of Tokyo” (1877 woodcut)

“Ascension of a balloon at the Tientsin Military Academy (China) (1887?)”

“Ascension of a balloon at the Tientsin Military Academy (China) (1887?)”

“Accidental explosion of artillery observation balloon at Fort Sill, OK, April 2nd, 1918”

“The start of “The Imp” 15.3.08”

Start of the Britannia”, 20 April ‘07”

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