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Les Blimps : Comparatif

posted 07/09/2012

 

General characteristics SS [BE][1] SS [MF][21] SS [AW][22] SSP[23] SSZ[24] SST[25]
Length 143 ft 5 in (43.71 m) 143 ft 5 in (43.71 m) 143 ft 5 in (43.71 m) 143 ft 5 in (43.71 m) 143 ft 5 in (43.71 m) 165 ft (50 m)
Diameter 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m) 30 / 32 ft 32 ft (9.8 m) 30 ft (9.1 m) 30 ft (9.1 m) 35 ft 6 in (10.82 m)
Height 43 ft 5 in (13.23 m) 43 ft 5 in (13.23 m) 43 ft 5 in (13.23 m) 43 ft 5 in (13.23 m) 46 ft (14 m) 49 ft (15 m)
Volume 60,000 cu ft (1,700 m3) 60 / 70,000 cu ft 70,000 cu ft (2,000 m3) 70,000 cu ft (2,000 m3) 70,000 cu ft (2,000 m3) 100,000 cu ft (2,800 m3)
Ballonet [26] 12,750 cu ft (361 m3) 12,750 / 19,600 cu ft 19,600 cu ft (560 m3) 19,600 cu ft (560 m3) 19,600 cu ft (560 m3) 19,600 cu ft (560 m3)
Gross lift 1.85 t 2.2 t [27] 2.2 t 2.2 t 2.2 t 3.1 t
Disposable lift 0.64 t 0.6 / ~0.8 t 0.7 t 0.7 t 0.6 t 1.0 t
Car length 24 ft (7.3 m) 20 ft (6.1 m) 26 ft (7.9 m) 26 ft (7.9 m) 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Engine type Renault Renault Green Rolls-Royce/Green Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce/Sunbeam
Engine power 70 / 75 hp 75 hp (56 kW) 100 hp (75 kW) 75 / 100 hp 75 hp (56 kW) 75 / 100 hp
Fuel capacity 60 gal 64 gal 90 gal 120 gal 120 gal 120 gal
Performance
Maximum speed 50 / 52 mph [28] 40 mph (64 km/h) 45 mph (72 km/h) 52 mph (84 km/h) 53 mph (85 km/h) 57 mph (92 km/h)
Endurance
(full speed)
7–8 hours 7–8 hours 12 hours 12 hours 17 hours 17 hours
Endurance
(half speed)
14–16 hours 14–16 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Rate of climb 700 ft/min 790 ft/min 500 ft/min 500 ft/min 1,200 ft/min 1,200 ft/min

Notes: · [BE] B.E.2c car · [MF] Farman car · [AW] Armstrong Whitworth car

sources :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_class_blimp

 

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