[Aerodynamic Experiments on the German and Foreign Air Shift Models in the Wind Channel of the Airship Construction Factory Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen].
4°. , 31 pp.,  bibliography, 6 pp., 82 pp. with 62 mounted original photographs, all sheets multiplied as whiteprints, original brown card wrappers and black cloth spine (minor wear to the wrappers and endpapers, otherwise in a good condition).
An important dissertation on aerodynamics, made in the Zeppelin Airship Company, includes original data, multiplied in a form of whiteprints with mounted original black and white photographs. The highly decorative technical photographs show different forms of blimps, the wind channel and experiments in it etc.
The dissertation is dedicated to a Zeppelin designer Ludwig Dürr (1878 – 1956). The author Max Schirmer was the head of the department for aerodynamic experiments at the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin (Airship Construction Zeppelin) on Lake Constance between 1942 and 1945. This dissertation, written when Schirmer was already in his late 40s, is based on years of the author’s research of aerodynamics and working with the wind channels. Schirmer is known as an important inventor in the development of the wind channels. He also applied his knowledge of aerodynamics to the construction of cars and trains, most notably the Flying Hamburger, a diesel-electric powered train, at the time known as the fastest train in the world.
We could find three institutional copies (Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Dresden, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig).
References: OCLC 720828770 & 312341537.