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Airship R100

Volume 225: debated on Monday 25 February 1929

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is intended to change the engines of R.100 from petrol engines to Diesel and hydrogen-kerosene engines; whether, if this be the case, the cost is allowed for in the contract or how much extra will it be; and whether he can now state when the airship will be doing her first trials?

As regards the first two parts of the question, the R.100 will be delivered for her trials with petrol engines. As regards the last part, I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Everton (Colonel Woodcock) on 31st January.