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

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

Lovely over-view photo of the Naval Air Station (NAS) South Weymouth (Mass.) taken in the middle of the 1950′s.
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”: very aesthetically pleasing ships with big endurance capacities amply demonstrated when one set  a world’s non-refuelling record of 200 hours! in 1954.

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