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U.S. Air Service Airship TA-1 Maiden Flight at Scott Field

Dirigible TA-1 in flight.The TA-type airships were the first Army airships to be designed for helium inflation. The original contract cost for both TA-1 and TA-2 was $139,504.70. The TA-3, TA-4, and TA-5 airships were improved versions of the TA-1 and TA-2, possessing greater useful lift, greater ease of operation, and improved reliability.

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