The Defender was built by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio and was the largest non-rigid airship ( blimp) in the company’s fleet of airships that were used for advertising and as passenger airships. In 1935, the US Navy, instead of developing a new design airship, purchased the Defender for use as a trainer and utility airship assigning to it the designator G-1. Additional G-class airships were bought during World War II to support training needs. ...more on Wikipedia about "G-Class Blimps"
The J-class blimp was a non-rigid airship designed and built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the early 1920s for the US Navy. Four airships, designated J-1 through J-4, were built. ...more on Wikipedia about "J-Class Blimps"
The ZNP-K (K-class) non-rigid airship was a class of blimps built by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio for the US Navy. These blimps were powered by two radial air-cooled engines mounted on outriggers on the side of the control car that hung under the envelope. During World War II over one hundred K-Class blimps were built, configured for patrol and anti-submarine warfare operations and were the backbone in the Navy’s aniti-submarine efforts in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean areas. ...more on Wikipedia about "K-Class (ZNP-K)"
In the mid-1930s, the Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio built a family of small non-rigid airships that the company used for advertising the Goodyear name. This design became the L-Class blimp when the US Navy found a need for a training blimp. ...more on Wikipedia about "L-Class Blimps"
This is a list of airships of the United States Navy, listed both by hull number and by name. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of airships of the United States Navy"
The Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio built the M-class blimp for the US Navy as the follow-on to the K-class anti-submarine warfare blimp used during World War II. It was a significantly larger airship. Four airships, designated M-1 through M-4, were delivered in early 1944. ...more on Wikipedia about "M-Class Blimps"
The N-Class, or as popularly known the Nan ship, was a line of non-rigid airships built by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio for the US Navy. This line of airships was developed through many versions and assigned various designators as the airship designation system changed in the post World War II era. These versions included airships configured for both anti-submarine warfare and airborne early warning (AEW) missions. The initial version, designated ZPN-1, was a follow-on to the M-class blimp for patrol missions. The Nan ship used a significantly larger envelope than the M-ship although their overall lengths were similar. Two Wright radial air-cooled engines powered the N-Class blimps. ...more on Wikipedia about "N-Class Blimps" shortopedia - Xtending Info.
The R38 was a British rigid airship that was built for the US Navy as the ZR-2. It was at the time the world's largest airship. ...more on Wikipedia about "R38"
USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a rigid airship of the United States Navy. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Akron (ZRS-4)"
The USS Los Angeles was an airship, designated ZR-3, that was built in 1923- 1924 by the Zeppelin factory in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where it was originally designated LZ-126. The airship was given to the United States by the German Government, as it was partially funded by war reparations from World War I. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)"
USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid frame airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. In service for less than two years, in 1935 Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off the coast of California. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Macon (ZRS-5)"
The USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. She was built from 1922 to 1923 in Lakehurst, New Jersey, and first flew in 1923. She developed the Navy's experience with rigid airships, even making the first crossing of the North American continent by airship. She was destroyed in a crash in 1925. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)"
The Aircraft Development Corporation ZMC-2 was the only successfully operated metal skinned airship ever built. It was built in Grosse Ile, Michigan, first flown on August 19, 1929, and flew safely for over ten years. As a sub-scale test vehicle, it was considered to be very successful, but the company that built it did not weather the Great Depression well, and by the time a successor might have been built, there was little interest in pursuing it. The US-Navy classified it as a non-rigid airship. ...more on Wikipedia about "ZMC-2"
The Goodyear ZPG-3W was a very large airborne early warning non-rigid airship built by the Goodyear Aircraft Company for the US Navy. The airship was powered by two Wright radial air-cooled engines. It was used to fill radar gaps in the North American early warning network during the “cold war” between the Contiguous Barrier and the Inshore Barrier. The popular name for the ZPG-3W was Reliance. The ZPG-3W was unique in that it was the largest non-rigid airship ever built and that the huge antenna for the early warning radar was enclosed inside the helium filled envelope. Four airships were delivered to the US Navy. ...more on Wikipedia about "ZPG-3W"
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