R36 was a British airship designed during World War 1 but not completed until well after the signing of the armistice in November 1918. Her first flight was in 1921 by which time her role had been changed from that of a patrol aircraft for the Royal Navy to being an air liner with luxury Pullman style accommodation for 50 passengers. (Compare this with the 24 carried by the much later LZ127 Graf Zeppelin.) In fact she was the first British airship to carry a civil registration: G-FAAF.
Here she is unpainted (the actual model, NOT a render)...
And the original!..
« Back to index