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AIRSHIPS

 
  The story which did happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
  See also : Reference Documents
 List of Zepplins
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 WolfsShipyard
Further Notes
 R–100/101/102
 ZRS–4/ZRS–4
 LZ–129/LZ–130
Illustrations
 R-100
 R-101
 R-102
Illustrations
 ZR–3
 ZR–4
 ZR–5
Illustrations
 LZ–127
 LZ–129 or LZ–129
 LZ–130 or LZ–130
 

INTRODUCTION

While airships are not scheduled for AAC, the mention of airships in the List of US Military Aircrafts triggered the assembly of the present quick notes.  Only a few key references are mentioned here for potential later consideration.  Main sources identified :
 WolfsShipyard : illustrations
 http://www.airships.net/ : historical website
 http://www.airshipsonline.com/ : historical website

Details Summary [¹]

Reg   Rigid Airships Year Year Length Ø Weight Power Pax Crew Speed Range

R-100

[²]

Imperial Airships

1929 1931 709 ft 133.5 ft 236,400 lb 6×650hp 50 30 55/71 kn 3560 nmi

R-101

[²]

      |

1929 1930 777 ft 131.3 ft 257,400 lb 5×585hp 50 30 55/71 kn 3475 nmi

R-102

[²]

      |

1931 - 822 ft 134.0 ft   7×850hp 50 30 50/65 kn 3600 nmi
                           

ZR–3

[³]

USS Los Angeles

1924 1939 658 ft 90.8 ft   5×400hp 20 40 48/65 kn 6640 nmi

ZRS4

[³]

USS Akron

1931 1933 785 ft 133.0 ft   8×560hp - 60 55/69 kn 5940 nmi

ZRS5

[³]

USS Macon

1933 1935 785 ft 133.0 ft   8×560hp - 60 55/69 kn 5940 nmi
                           
LZ-127 [²]

Graf Zepplin

1928 1937 776 ft 100.0 ft   5×550hp 20 36 63/69 kn 5400 nmi
LZ-129 [²]

Hindenburg

1936 1937 804 ft 135.1 ft 260,000 lb 4×DB602 72 50 67/73 kn 8600 nmi
LZ-130 [³]

Graf Zepplin II

1938 1939 804 ft 135.1 ft 283,600 lb 4×DB602 72 40 67/73 kn 10250 nmi

[¹] : ordinary airships cruising altitude of 650 ft or lower - a maximum cruising altitude of 6,000 ft was performed on a voyage
[²] : filled with hydrogen
[³] : filled with helium

 
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