“Second to None” and “Baby”

This is likely “Baby,” British Army Airship No. 3, launched in May 1909. Like its predecessor, “Nulli Secundus,” it was later re-built (the former as “Beta,” the latter as “Nulli Secundus II”). “Beta” made some longer trips and attempted experiments in radio communication, but was itself soon rebuilt. “Beta II” went on to score a number of firsts, including mast mooring (PM, Sept. 1909):


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