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

 
PIIS020596060001119-2-1
DOI10.31857/S020596060001119-2
Publication type Article
Status Published
Authors
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
Pages482-493
Abstract

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
Received11.10.2018
Publication date11.10.2018
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