Airships, Blimps, Zeppelins and Related Aircraft
Airships saw military service beginning in World War 1 where their bombing value was limited but their reconnaissance qualities impressive - at least for a time.There are a total of 11 Airships, Blimps, Zeppelins and Related Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
First flying in 1916, C.23 was done in by its own Lewis machine gunner which forced her removal from service in May...
Hybrid Air Vehicles of Britain is promoting its Airlander 10 for a variety of civilian-market-minded roles includin...
A first flight of an LMH-1 prototype for Lockheed is expected in 2017 with service entry possible in 2018....
N.S.7 served from 1917 through to the end of World War 1, completing her final flight in 1921....
SSZ 65 represented one of the 77 SSZ-class airships constructed by Britain for World War 1 service....
Despite a career spanning a short two years, USS Akron ZRS-4 managed some 73 flights before crashing off the coast ...
USS Macon ZRS-5 was commissioned in June of 1933 and managed a short service which ended in early 1935 by way of a ...
German airship LZ-40 managed several raids against Britain in World War 1 but was lost to a lightning strike in ear...