Aircraft in the Smithsonian Inst. collection

This crossword clue is for the definition: Aircraft in the Smithsonian Inst. collection.
it’s A 44 letters crossword puzzle definition.
Next time, when searching for online help with your puzzle, try using the search term “Aircraft in the Smithsonian Inst. collection crossword” or “Aircraft in the Smithsonian Inst. collection crossword clue”. The possible answerss for Aircraft in the Smithsonian Inst. collection are listed below.

Did you find what you needed?
We hope you did!.

Possible Answers: SST.

Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 9 Feb 2018, Friday

Random information on the term “SST”:

The SST (Sea Scout Twin) class of non-rigid airship or “blimp” was developed in Great Britain during World War I from the earlier SS class airship. The main role of these craft was to escort convoys and scout or search for German U-Boats.

Designs were submitted in 1917 for a twin-engined SS class airship, the idea being that should there be an engine failure, the craft would not be rendered helpless and therefore less likely to be lost. The first submission was a failure, but the second showed promise and was put into production. Designated the SST class, the first of 13 examples entered service in June 1918, and the last in May 1919, three of which, S.S.T.9, 11 and 12 were purchased by the US Navy.

New Crossword clues and help App now available in the App Store and Google Play Store!
Crossword clues app Android Crossword clues app iphone iOs

The SST used a larger 100,000 cu ft (2,800 m3) envelope than any of the other SS class types, and was equipped with a streamlined and waterproofed car that could accommodate a crew of five. Two 100 hp (75 kW) Sunbeam or 75 hp (56 kW) Rolls-Royce Hawk engines were each mounted on a gantry either side of the car, and drove 9 ft (2.7 m) diameter four-bladed propellers in pusher configuration. At 57 mph (92 km/h), the SSTs had a greater top speed than all other SS class types, had the highest useful lift, and could stay airborne for up to two days. They were also cheaper to produce and easier to handle than the successful C Star class airship. Three SST were transferred to the Navy in June 1919. No Serial Numbers were assigned and there is no evidence they operated by the Navy. The 3 SST’s were transferred to the Army in 1919-1920. The Army operated the SST’s until late 1923 or early 1924.

SST on Wikipedia