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    K Class Airships and the larger ZPG-2N airships were used by the US Navy in World War 2.
    The K Airships alone made 55,900 operational flights with 550,000 hours in the sky.
    During the War 89,000 surface ships were escorted by K Airships and not a single one was lost to enemy submarines.
    K Class Airships carried on board Radar, Sonarbuey's, MAD, Depth Charges, Contact Bombs, a Machinegun and in later part of the War... Homing Torpedoes.
    Powered with two 800 Hp engines the K Class was able to cruise at 50 to 80 Mph.
    A duration of a mission could last 30 to 40 Hours in the air. With refueling at Sea... which could be done from a ship.
    What better way to attack those U-Boats... lerking in ambush, to sink your convoy of Vital War Supply's going to the front lines.
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    K Class Airships and the larger ZPG-2N airships were used by the US Navy in World War 2.
    The K Airships alone made 55,900 operational flights with 550,000 hours in the sky.
    During the War 89,000 surface ships were escorted by K Airships and not a single one was lost to enemy submarines.
    K Class Airships carried on board Radar, Sonarbuey's, MAD, Depth Charges, Contact Bombs, a Machinegun and in later part of the War... Homing Torpedoes.
    Powered with two 800 Hp engines the K Class was able to cruise at 50 to 80 Mph.
    A duration of a mission could last 30 to 40 Hours in the air. With refueling at Sea... which could be done from a ship.
    What better way to attack those U-Boats... lerking in ambush, to sink your convoy of Vital War Supply's going to the front lines.
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    Thats pretty cool!
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    Thank's... the History Channel just had a story on the Airship L-8 or 7 that had appeared back over land from a 4 Hr mission over San Francisco Bay with two of it's crew members missing.
    Good story... one member might have fallen out of the airship checking out a oil slick in the Bay...that they had just reported sighting.
    The pilot falling out while attempting rescue.
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