Basket ring of the kite balloon
From 1897 until the end of World War I the balloon factory Riediger in Augsburg provided the German military with 4000 kite balloons for battlefield reconnaissance.
Picture from a private photo album of a soldier in the German army (Field-airshipman)
The airbag (Ballonett) was patented by Hans Bartsch from Sigsfeld in 1893. It is inflated with air and was incorporated into the successful "kite balloon system Parseval Sigsfeld."
Museum archives (Kaczke collection)
Voice actor: K. Albrecht