Airship Control Car

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Image of a photograph depicting the airship control car.

The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society website provides more information:

The control car was divided into 3 areas:  control room and bridge, navigation room, and observation area.  In addition to rudder and elevator controls, the control room contained instruments such as the altimeter, inclinometer and gas-cell-pressure monitor along with toggles to release hydrogen gas and water ballast.  The navigation room contained two gyro compass repeaters, a radio compass and the telephone switchboard.  The radio room was located above the control car and was accessed via a ladder in the observation area at the rear of the control car.   An alternate control area was located in the interior of the lower vertical fin.

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