Posts Tagged 'Aircraft Carrier'

Zeppelins Once Served As Aircraft Carriers

This page has a lot of information about the two airships built by the US Navy in the early 1930s.

The ships were equipped with hangars, approximately 75′ long x 60′ wide x 16′ high, which could stow and service up to five aircraft in flight. Aircraft were launched and retrieved by means of a trapeze, and could enter and exit the hangar though a large T-shaped opening at the bottom of the hull.

Read much more about these two very strange zeppelins.

World’s First Aircraft Carrier?

Here are a few interesting pictures of the USS Birmingham. In 1910, a flight deck was added and an airplane took off from the deck.

See the pictures HERE.birmingham_05-sm


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