Chalais-Meudon CM-5 Airship Engine Nacelle

Chalais-Meudon CM-5 Airship Engine Nacelle at the New England Air Museum

Specifications

Type:   Airship engine nacelle
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Length:   262' 6” (airship)
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Powerplant:   2 X 230hp Salmson
Year:   1918
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Location:   Military Hangar

This engine nacelle is the oldest major European lighter-than-air artifact in the United States. It was part of the CM-5, a French World War I non-rigid airship. The airship was sold to the U.S. Navy for European coastal patrol. It came to this country following the war, whereupon Goodyear acquired it, briefly considering the airship for an Akron-to-Detroit air service. Of particular interest, is the mechanic's work space behind the Salmson Z 9-cylinder radial engine.

Contact Nick Hurley, Museum Curator, by email if you have any information or comments on the Chalais-Meudon CM-5 Airship Engine Nacelle.


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