Not able to build them of the size and complexity of those in Europe, nonetheless, they were still able to do the job at short notice and with the limited manufacturing capabilities on hand.
A combination of river barges together with small railroad engines to supply the motive power, these airships with their anti-gravitarium thrusters below were going to carry the Victorian army to victory. Or so the Victorian government hoped.
Here for the first time are photos of the airships.
|As one of the airships leaves its "hanger", another flies overhead.|
|The airship on a test flight|
|Here we see the entire Victorian airship force in line astern flying over the barracks in Melbourne. Their cleverly painted blue colour and white steam from the funnels lets them merge into the sky.|