Steampunk Airship Handcrafted 14" Model Airplane

Item Number AJ062

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$91.90

67 in stock

Description

Enamored of a world where steam power still rules and machines are big, complicated, and beautiful, steampunk enthusiasts imagine an alternate version of history, where the dress code demands petticoats and suit vests and airships are the most romantic forms of all transportation. As one would expect in a fantasy world, they come in great variety – made for battle, trade, or leisure, they fly over modern city scapes and bucolic valleys alike. This Steampunk Airship will take you into a world of fantasy where you have never ventured to! It features many intricate details including engine propeller, ladder, fins, rigging and a rowboat connected to its frame. All details are welded and are completely handmade. Display this special Steampunk Airship wherever your heart desires, a perfect gift for the Steampunk movie enthusiast.

Additional information

Weight 0.85 lbs
Historical Information

Airships are popular forms of transport in steampunk stories. Varieties of airships vary widely. One of the main types of airship is known as non-rigid, but such airships are commonly called blimps. They are uncommon in steampunk stories, wherein the preference is for a more industrial and mechanical aesthetic. Semi-rigid airships are slightly more common and are slightly larger than non-rigid types. They also contain an internal support structure known as a keel. Rigid airships are the most common in steampunk stories. These airships are a great deal larger than their softer counterparts and can cover greater distances, giving them the ability to cross most of Earth's oceans. Their use in the real world fell drastically after the Hindenburg disaster, which is the basis for the film Hindenburg. The Hindenburg disaster occurred in 1937, long after both the Victorian and Edwardian eras had ended.