US Air Force Museum - Early Years - World War I Scenes
Bill Maloney
2/8/2007

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01 Ford Model T Ambulance 02 Observation Balloon 03 Observation Balloon 04 Observation Balloon
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05 Observation Balloon

Assorted exhibits.I wish I could have captured how large and ominous the observation balloon really was. A rotating gel coated lamp plays on it giving the effect of moving cloud shadows.

CAQUOT TYPE R OBSERVATION BALLOON

Length: 92 feet 0 inches
Diameter:
32 feet, 0 inches
Capacity:
32,000 cubic feet of hydrogen gas
Crew:
2
Service Ceiling: 4,000 feet
Armament:
 None
First Flight : 1918

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