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    vintage photo of an airship in the making.

  • Aunt Ruth

    This photo on Gizmodo is not the zeppelin Hindenburg -- it's the American Navy airship USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction by the Goodyear-Zeppelin company in Akron, Ohio.

  • Fabrizio Piccolini

    Zeppelin Construction Photography

  • Ron Hill

    Vintage Travel

  • Jørgen

    Construction of the U.S.S. Macon Airship. “USS Macon (ZRS-5) was an airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. She served as a ”flying aircraft carrier”, launching Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk biplane fighters. In service for less than two years, in 1935 Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off California’s Big Sur coast.”

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The United States Navy airships U.S.S. Akron (ZRS-4) and U.S.S. Macon (ZRS-5) were designed for long-range scouting in support of fleet operations. Often referred to as flying aircraft carriers, each ship carried F9C-2 Curtiss Sparrowhawk biplanes which could be launched and recovered in flight, greatly extending the range over which the Akron and Macon could scout the open ocean for enemy vessels.

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Aircraft Carrier PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), lead ship of her class.

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Arbeiders aan het werk in zeppelin-fabriek / Workers of the Zeppelin factory

USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) | Under construction inside the airship hangar at Naval Air Station Lakehurst | New Jersey | 1923