Nothing is real? Rubbish! This is real history stuff: The R 101 Airship was a British airship that crashed on October 5, 1930 in France during its maiden voyage, killing 48 people. It was one of the worst airship disasters, along with the Hindenburg disaster that coloured international public opinion of lighter-than-air craft and effectively ended British employment of rigid airships.
Crew: 42 Length: 237 meters Diameter: 40 meters Hydrogen capacity: 160,000 cubic meters Disposable lift: 50,000 kg Powerplant: 5 x Beardmore MkI Tornado 8 cylinder Diesel 585 bhp Maximum performance speed: 71 mph
In Rule of Rose (for more information, see last post) is a very similar representation of the R 101 airship (Route from Cardington to India, crashes and kills the onboard passengers, etc.). The main character’s parents apparently died in the crash of this airship as well.
Information taken from wikipedia
Here I made a paper model from a pdf-file I found on the net. Well you see, for me it was not easy to stick each parts together, escpecially the front one. Maybe you can make it better. Download the pdf-file at Currell Graphics. Unfortunately I didn’t find a plastic model kit of the R 101. But I’ve found a 1:500 scale model of the R-100 airship from Maquette (MQ5000). Here’s how it looks (click on the picture to read a review):