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USS Akron (ZRS-4)


Akron-class Rigid Airship / Scout / Aircraft Carrier


Despite a career spanning a short two years, USS Akron ZRS-4 managed some 73 flights before crashing off the coast of New Jersey in 1933.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 4/5/2019






Specifications



Year:
1931
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
60
[ 1 Units ] :
Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation - USA
National flag of United States United States
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
785.10 ft (239.3 m)
Width/Span:
132.87 ft (40.5 m)
Height:
146.00 ft (44.5 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the USS Akron (ZRS-4) production model)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the USS Akron (ZRS-4) production model)
8 x Maybach VL-2 12-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engines developing 560 horsepower each while driving three-bladed metal propellers.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the USS Akron (ZRS-4) production model)
Maximum Speed:
81 mph (130 kph; 70 kts)
Maximum Range:
6,835 miles (11,000 km; 5,940 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the USS Akron (ZRS-4) production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
FIXED, STANDARD:
8 x 0.30 caliber medium machine guns in defensive positions.

ALSO:
5 x Biplane aircraft
(Showcased armament details pertain to the USS Akron (ZRS-4) production model)
USS Akron (ZRS-4) - Base Designation

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