Post Profile

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs of USS Macon, the Navy’s Last Flying Aircraft Carrier, in the 1930s

In the 1920s and 1930s, the Navy experimented with lighter-than-air craft in its fleet. In addition to work with blimps, it built and commissioned two dirigibles – with USS designation – to serve as flying aircraft carriers. These rigid airships, which could stay in the air for about a week, would launch up to five Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk biplanes from a “trapeze” that would come down, and the planes would land again by hooking into loops in the trapeze.
read more


Related Posts

Navy: USS Ford will officially join the fleet next month

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

The nation's newest aircraft carrier will officially join the fleet next month. Navy officials said Tuesday in a statement that the USS Gerald R. Ford will be commissioned on July … Click to Continue »

Russia scrambles the controls of the aircraft carrier 'Ronald Reagan' and the 7th fleet

News / Independent News :

On the 27th October 2015, a Tupolev 142 made numerous approaches to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which was working on manœuvres with the 7th fleet and the South Korean Navy to the East of the peninsula. Since April 2014, ...

U.S. Navy to Commission USS Gerald R. Ford, It’s First New Aircraft Carrier Design in 40 Years

Vehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The U.S. Navy is getting ready to commission its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a ceremony this Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is...

USS Enterprise, Navy’s Legendary Aircraft Carrier, Begins Final Voyage [Video]

News : The Inquisitr - News

The USS Enterprise, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, has set sail on its final voyage. It will be deployed in the Navy’s Sixth Fleet and Fifth Fleet areas of operations, which cover Europe, Africa and the Middle Ea...

Amazing Vintage Photos of the USS Macon Airship Under Construction

Arts / Photography : Vintage Everyday

The USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting and served as a "flying aircraft carrier", designed to carry biplane parasite aircraft, five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk for...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC