FCT Flying Monitor
Class Overview
Place of Origin Fanaglia
Operators Fanaglia


Designer Monty Anderson
Manufacturer Fanaglian Central Textiles, Aerospace Division
In service 1871-1907
Preceded by (first in class)
Succeeded by FCT Flying Monitor Mk.II
Cost 3,410Ҝ
Number built Unknown
General Characteristics
Type Chambered Blimp
Volume 10,150 m^3
Length 29 m
Diameter 18x29 m
Capacity 4
Useful Lift 1,050 kg
Propulsion 2x 400kW ASW steam engine
Speed 26 km/h
Range Unknown
Max. Altitude Unknown
Armament 2x four-barrel 1-inch Nordenfelt guns (bow-mounted)
Complement 6
Now the flagship of the Fanaglian Royal Air Service, the Flying Monitor ushers in a new generation in air superiority. Originally designed by Enzo Tagan just before the Great Coup in 1871, most were skeptical, even mocking, of the experimental ship’s strange design. However, the ship with its innovative envelope design, which is divided into three individually-insulated pontoons that are in turn subdivided into several pockets within, proved invaluable in the war, confirming the Flying Monitor as a ship to be feared. The material of the envelope is a still-experimental and top-secret material that not only acts as a light armor against small arms fire, but also as a flame retardant.

Since 1873, most of the Monitors in the employ of the RAS have been fitted with two four-barrel 1-inch Nordenfelt guns at its bow. It is driven by four arm-mounted propellers that are connected via chains to twin 400kW ASW steam engines, which are operated independently to steer the ship.