The advantages of conventional small and large airships over heavier than air aircraft are reviewed and the need for developing hybrid aircraft for passenger and heavy charge transport is assessed. Performance requirements and estimated operating costs are discussed for rota-ships to be used for short distance transportation near large cities as well as for airlifting civil engineering machinery and supplies for the construction of power stations, dams, tunnels, and roads in remote areas or on isolated islands.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tran-Transl. Into English of ''LTA Kokuki System on Technology Assessment'', Rept. On Res. Commissioned in 1977 by the Technol. Evaluation Comm., Agency of Ind. Sci. And Technol., Japan Ind. Technol. Assoc., Mar. 1978 p 1-269, Chapters 1-4. Subm-Trans. By Kanner (Leo) Associates, Redwood City, Calif. Original DOC. Prep. By Japan Ind. Technol. Assoc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 362 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-75535
  • Contract Numbers: NASW-3199
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM