Goodyear ZP2N/ZPG-2: Sedate long distance flyers.

Goodyear ZP2N/ZPG-2: Sedate long distance flyers.

Lovely aerial view photo of the Naval Air Station (NAS), South Weymouth (Mass.) taken in the middle 1950s.
In the background towers “Hangar One”, the magnificent steel blimp hangar sadly demolished in 1966 to be replaced by a more prosaic and smaller concrete one.
These blimps were part the so-called “N-series”. These very aesthetically pleasing ships’ big endurance capacities were amply demonstrated when one set  a  non-refuelling record flight of 200 hours(!) in 1954.

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