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Airship Variants

    Z Lighter-than-air aircraft (airship)
    ZFFree balloon
    ZKBarrage balloon
    ZKNTraining balloon
    ZKOobservation balloon
    ZMCExperimental metal-clad airship
    ZN airship (non-rigid)
    ZNHNavy airship, air-sea rescue
    ZNJNavy airship, utility
    ZNNNon-rigid training airship
    ZNONon-rigid observation airship
    ZNPNon-rigid patrol airship
    ZNSNon-rigid scouting airship
    ZRRigid airship
    ZRNRigid training airship
    ZRPRigid patrol airship
    ZRSRigid scouting airship

NAME BUILDER ENGINES SERVICE COMMENTS
SZ-1A
ZPG-1
ZPN-1
N
Goodyear 2 Wright R-1300 Prototype for N type. Length 324 ft. Helium capacity 875,000 cu.ft.
SZ-1B
ZPG-2
Goodyear 2 Wright R-1300 AIRSHIP USED FOR ANTISUBMARINE MISSION
EZ-1B
ZPG-2W
ZP2N-1W
Reliance
Goodyear 2 Wright R-1300 1952-1961 ZP2N re-designated ZPG-2 (1954). W model for Airborne Early Warning picket duty. Record flight of 8,216 miles in 264 hours. Lakehurst NJ to west Africa to Key West FL non-stop. In service until Navy lighter than air program discontinued on 30 November 1961.
EZ-1C
ZPG-3W
Goodyear 2 Wright Cyclone 1958-1961 Largest and last non-rigid airship built for Navy. In service until Navy lighter than air program discontinued on 30 November 1961.
YEZ-2A
Sentinel
Westinghouse Airships 1 General Electric CT7-9
PROTOTYPE AIRSHIP FOR ELECTRONIC MISSIONS



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