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USS Akron (ZRS-4)


Akron-class Rigid Airship / Scout / Aircraft Carrier (1931)


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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.



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Specifications



Service Year
1931

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
60

Production
1
UNITS


Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation - USA
National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


Length
785.1 ft
(239.30 m)
Width/Span
132.9 ft
(40.50 m)
Height
146.0 ft
(44.50 m)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base USS Akron (ZRS-4) production variant)
Installed: 8 x Maybach VL-2 12-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engines developing 560 horsepower each while driving three-bladed metal propellers.
Max Speed
81 mph
(130 kph | 70 kts)
Range
6,835 mi
(11,000 km | 20,372 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base USS Akron (ZRS-4) production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
FIXED, STANDARD:
8 x 0.30 caliber medium machine guns in defensive positions.

ALSO:
5 x Biplane aircraft


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


USS Akron (ZRS-4) - Base Designation


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