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Before Linderg there was the R-34

A little piece of history that might not be well known. The British airship R-34 made the first double crossing of the Atlantic in 1919,Leaving from Scotland and landing at Mineola Long Island, N.Y. and then returning.The display is at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island N.Y.

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13 responses to Before Linderg there was the R-34

  1. Wow! That’s a piece of history that has been eclipsed by events. Less than a century ago this was cutting edge and record setting. What an adventure it must have been. Thanks for sharing this bit of fascinating history, Robert.

  2. Never knew that little tidbit of aviation history….thanks. 🙂

  3. Amazing history !!

  4. Was this one built in Britain or collected from Germany after the war?

  5. Nice piece of history Robert, I enjoyed the view.

  6. Hmm, right after Alcock and Brown crossing from Newfoundland to Ireland. But hey, they did it from the other side and back.

    Been to East fortune in Scotland. Remember it as a small but nice museum. There was even a Vulcan bomber there.

  7. Bob, how big is that airship? It’s a beauty! Thanks for posting it. Nice collection of across the Atlantic aircraft, too.

  8. Thanks for the interesting history lesson, Robert!

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