Beautiful New Book: “AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness”

AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness showcases the beautiful illustrations of the very talented Italian artist Max Pinucci. Max created detailed, accurate, and beautiful illustrations of the world’s most famous airships, along with infographics explaining airship routes, performance, dimensions, and more. I am very proud to be one of the co-authors of the text in this stunningly beautiful book.

AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness

AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness

The book is impressively sized at 46,5 cm x 29 cm (18.3″ x 11.5″) and printed on the finest quality paper.

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Max Pinucci with "AIRSHIPS"

Max Pinucci with “AIRSHIPS”

AIRSHIPS features:

  • 114 oversize, panoramic pages
  • 24 accurate and detailed airship profiles (1:400 and 1:700 scale).
  • Extensive infographic plates
  • Original photographs, renderings, and hand-drawn portraits.
  • Imperial and metric measurements, technical specifications, and flight data.
  • Bilingual text and captions (English/Italian)
  • Limited Edition (only 200 copies)
USS Akron from AIRSHIPS

USS Akron from AIRSHIPS

One of the infographics in AIRSHIPS

One of the infographics in AIRSHIPS

The book includes detailed illustrations and information about the following airships:

  • Lebaudy Le Jaune
  • Zeppelin LZ 8 Deutschland
  • Zeppelin L30 (LZ 62)
  • Zeppelin L35 (LZ 80)
  • Zeppelin L59 (LZ 104)
  • Zeppelin L70 (LZ 114)
  • HMA R33 (R33 Class)
  • HMA R34 (R33 Class)
  • LZ 120 Bodensee
  • Dixmude
  • ZR-1 USS Shenandoah
  • N-1 Norge
  • ZR-3 USS Los Angeles
  • N-4 Italia
  • Zeppelin LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
  • HMA R.100
  • HMA R.101
  • ZR-4 USS Akron
  • ZR-5 USS Macon
  • V-6 Osoaviakhim
  • Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg
  • Zeppelin LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin
  • Goodyear ZPG-2 Snowbird
  • Zeppelin NT 07
  • Goodyear NT-07 101 Wingfoot One
The Airships

The Airships

The text was written by an international group of co-authors and I was pleased to contribute the text for some of the American, British, and German ships.

The technical detail of the illustrations is impressive, as seen in this example of the U.S. Navy’s famous “Snow Bird” and these illustrations of German airships:

"Snow Bird"

U.S. Navy “Snow Bird”

AIRSHIPS

AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness

 

AIRSHIPS is available for $160 plus $30 shipping within the USA.  Since this is a very limited edition, please email me at [email protected] to inquire about availability.

 

 

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Pete Braun

My copy arrived yesterday, and the quality of the work met, even exceeded my expectations. I shared with my mom a photo I took of the poster using my phone, and she said it looked really cool. The poster is now posted above my thermostat and the book resides in the living room book shelf. In fact, I’m gonna go read it right now!

Alexey Belokrys

Thanks Dan.

Nice one. What is the complete list of the airships within?

Dagmara Lizlovs

A bit late right now for my Christmas wish list. Wow, this looks like a must have book!

rick c faust

what is the differance between the books????

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