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. Airship, Zeppelin, Aircraft Carrier, Vintage Photos, Under Construction, United States Navy, Vintage Travel, Uss Macon, Photography
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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.