USS Macon, Akron, Ohio

USS Macon – PC 1 Under Construction

Sister ship of the USS Akron. Measuring an incredible 785 feet in length, the Macon and Akron were the largest airships in the world. At 50mph, these airships has a potential 10,580 mile range. The airships were large enough to house 5 airplanes that could be launched and recovered while in flight.

From the collection of A. Stuart Tulk

This postcard image of the USS Macon was provided from the collection of A. Stuart Tulk of Towanda, PA.

Mr. Tulk was an enthusiast of all things mechanical, including automobiles, airplanes, and lighter that air ships. In the 1970’s he put together a talk about early flying machines which was presented to several groups.

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