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Hybrid Airship Inspirations: Santos-Dumont | Edward Stratemeyer & the Stratemeyer Syndicate
As written previously, this novel combination aircraft was not without a real-life precedent. Most of the inventions in the Tom Swift series are enhancements of real inventions. Although the design was not ultimately successful, the combined aeroplane-dirigibile balloon was an area of interest for several inventors. It is difficult to know precisely which publications were …