Montgolfière: ballon gonflé à l'air chaud, ce qui permet son élévation.
Filet: cordage entourant l'enveloppe.
Foyer: brûleur d'air.
Nacelle: cabine du pilote et des passagers.
Câble de la soupape: câble permettant l'ouverture et la fermeture de la soupape.
Suspente: cordage rattachant la nacelle au filet de l'enveloppe.
Enveloppe: ballon ouvert par le bas, contenant l'air chaud.

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EN : Airship
FR : Ballon dirigeable
ES : Dirigible


An airship is a buoyant lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. Unlike aerodynamic vehicles such as fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters which stay aloft by moving an airfoil through the air in order to produce lift, aerostatic craft such as airships and balloons stay aloft by filling a large cavity with lighter than air gas.

Animation : Montgolfière