Electric air roads: The projects of air-and-ground transportation systems

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: S. I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Journal nameVoprosy istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki
EditionVolume 39 3

This paper presents a brief historical review of the projects of air-and-groundtransportation systems based on the electric aircrafts mechanically connected to theground. This concept that emerged in the 19th century has been present in aviationthroughout its entire history. However, air road projects that had never beenimplemented and possessed obvious drawbacks have been almost completely ignoredby the historians of aviation. Today, with the beginning of actual development ofelectric aviation, such projects were given a new lease of life.

Abstract (other)history of technology, history of aviation, transport, electric transport, electric propulsion
Keywordshistory of technology, history of aviation, transport, electric transport, electric propulsion
Publication date11.10.2018
Number of characters520
Cite   Download pdf To download PDF you should sign in
Размещенный ниже текст является ознакомительной версией и может не соответствовать печатной

views: 828

Readers community rating: votes 0

1. Chase, G. N., and Kirchner, H. W. (1894) The Coming Railroad. The Chase-Kirchner Aerodromic System of Transportation. St. Louis: The Press of Nixon-Jones Ptg. Co.

2. Despas, Y. (2011) Albert Bazin. L’homme qui voulait imiter les oiseaux, Contact, no. 66, pp. 6–9.

3. La Folie, Louis-Guillaume, de (1775) Le philosophe sans prétention, ou l’home rare. Paris: chez Clousier.

4. L’hélicoptère M. Léger (1905), L’Aérophile, no. 8, pp. 175–178.

5. Rail Flyer to Set New Speed Marks (1932), Modern Mechanics, no. 5, p. 123.

6. Shavrov, V. B. (1985) Istoriia konstruktsii samoletov v SSSR do 1938 g. [The History of Plane Construction in the USSR before 1938]. Moskva: Mashinostroenie.

7. Shchetina, V. A., Morgovskii, Iu. Ia., Tsenter, B. I., and Bogomazov, V. A. (1987) Elektromobil’: tekhnika i ekonomika [The Electric Car: Technology and Economics]. Leningrad: Mashinostroenie.

Система Orphus