Artwork Title: Into the Rigging - Artist Name: Adolf DehnArtwork Title: Into the Rigging - Artist Name: Adolf Dehn

Into the Rigging , 1943

Adolf Dehn

Blimp maintenance crews need a lot of the same agility aloft required of sailing men in the days of the windjammers. To scan the outer surface of a blimp envelope for rents or rips is a high job on lines or portable extension ladders. Navy crews periodically go over the big airships from engine to gas cells in a hunt for signs of stress or wear. Note the size of fins and rudder at the trail of the blimp. (http://www.naval-airships.org/page-770913)

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