M-Class

The M-Class blimp was a true world cruiser with transatlantic range.  21 were ordered but only 4 delivered before they were no longer needed in WW II.  They continued to serve until 1956.

  • Crew: 10-14
  • Length: 302 ft 0 in (92.07 m)
  • Diameter: 69 ft 6 in (21.19 m)
  • Height: 92 ft 6 in (28.20 m)
  • Volume: 647,000 ft3 (18,320 m3)
  • Useful lift: 10,000 lb (4,356 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-2 radials, 550 hp (410 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 80 mph (128 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 58 mph (93 km/h)
  • Endurance: 50 hours  30 min

Armament

Notice how much large the control car is then the K-Class blimp in the background. 

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