Coastlines CL-AS02 R34 an R33-class RNAS airship, 1919 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of the R33 class, the longest serving rigid airships built in Britain. This item does not contain St Paul's Cathedral
R33 was built by Vickers and R34 by Beardmores for the RNAS.
R34 was the first to complete just before the 1918 armistice and made the first east to west aerial crossing of the North Atlantic in 1919 just weeks after Alcock & Brown had made their west to east flight. The R34 succesfully returned to the UK a few days later. Before the transatlantic crossings, R34 had made one armed patrol over the Baltic coast of Germany to encourage the German government to sign the peace treaty to end WW1 but was not engaged in action.
R33 was largely used for testing and training.
This model is of the R34 at the time of the transatlantic crossing.