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US ARmy Airship &quot;TC-12-264&quot; 1/350 scale 3d printed

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US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale 3d printed photo: Eric Brothers collection
US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale 3d printed photo: Eric Brothers collection

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US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale 3d printed photo: Eric Brothers collection
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US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale 3d printed
US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale 3d printed

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US ARmy Airship "TC-12-264" 1/350 scale

$46.10
3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Product Description
When the U S Army Air Service AC-1 first flew in 1922 it was designed for use with hydrogen.  At the end of that year however, the Army adopted a policy of using helium throughout it's fleet of airships. Whilst obviously being much safer to use than hydrogen, helium has only about 93% of the lifting capacity of hydrogen.  This shortfall was a good part of the reason why AC-1 never achieved it's full potential and from as early as 1923 the Air Service proposed changing AC-1's envelope for a larger one.  It was not until 1927 however, that  AC-1's control car  was mated to the more efficient TC-type envelope. The result was treated as a new member of the fleet and was given the designation  "TC-12-264".

First flew: 1927
Volume: 200,600 cu ft ( 5,680 cu mtrs)
Length: 196 ft ( 59.74 mtrs)
Diameter: 44.5 ft (13.6 mtrs)

The TC-12-264 was not among the Army airships turned over to the U.S. Navy in 1937. Sadly it was scrapped.


The model is 171mm long and 53mm high.
It is a one-piece print, the Control Car window openings are large enough to allow the loose powder to be cleared away after printing.
There is a nominal 2.5mm diameter hole through the floor of the Control Car for a mounting rod or display stand.


Reference:
"US Army Airships 1908-1942"  by James R. Shock
published by Atlantis Productions, Florida, USA,
www.airshiphistory.com
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What's in the box:
TC-12-264 one 350th
Dimensions:
17.08 x 4.89 x 5.32 cm
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