Arthur Constantin Krebs
1850 – 1935
Who was Arthur Constantin Krebs?
Collaborating with Charles Renard, he piloted the first fully controlled free-flight made in the French Army airship La France, which was designed in 1884. The flight covered 8 km in 23 minutes. It was with a landing at the starting point. On its seven flights the La France dirigible returned five times to its starting point.
In 1888 Krebs and Gustave Zédé designed the first modern French submarine, the Gymnote. The submarine was fitted with the first naval periscope and the first naval electric gyrocompass. The latter allowed the Gymnote to force a naval block in 1890.
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- Nov 16, 1850
- Mar 22, 1935
on July 23, 2013
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