||The Reference on Airships
Cameron Balloons is the largest manufacturer of hot air balloons in the
world. Cameron invented the
Hot Air Airship
in 1972 and was the first company to commercialize an aircraft of that type.
Today Cameron offers four different sizes of pressurized hot air airships
ranging from the 60'000 cu ft DP-60 to the 90'000 cu ft DP-90.
In addition to the hot air airships, Cameron builds a small helium airship, the
DG-14. It has a small gondola carrying a single vectored ducted fan, its
rudders are non-rigid and it looks like a scaled down thermal airship. In 1995,
Cameron also bought
Thunder & Colt
which is now operating as a subsidiary of Cameron Balloons. Cameron also
Breitling Orbiter 3
which completed the first successful circumnavigation of the earth by
A Cameron DP-90 pressurized hot air airship.
For more information you can visit either the
Cameron Balloons Ltd.
Cameron Balloons US
homepage or you can
contact Cameron by mail.
|Technical Data for Cameron DP-Series Airships
||30.48 m (100 ft)
||32.31 m (106 ft)
||33.83 m (111 ft)
||35.05 m (115 ft)
||11.28 m (37 ft)
||11.89 m (39 ft)
||12.19 m (40 ft)
||12.80 m (42 ft)
||1,699.0 m3 (60,000 cu ft)
||1,982.2 m3 (70,000 cu ft)
||2,265.3 m3 (80,000 cu ft)
||2,548.5 m3 (90,000 cu ft)
||28 km/h (17 mph)