POSTAGE STAMP Collection – Goodyear L Class Blimp L-8 , U.S.NAVY

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-sběratelský model vzducholodě Goodyear L Class Blimp L-8 1/350
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                        L Class Blimps

The L class blimps were training airships operated by the United States Navy during World War II. In the mid-1930s, the Goodyear Aircraft Company built a family of small non-rigid airships that the company used for advertising the Goodyear name. In 1937 the United States Navy awarded a contract for two different airships, K class blimp designated K-2 and a smaller blimp based upon Goodyear’s smaller commercial model airship used for advertising and passenger carrying. The smaller blimp was designated by the Navy as L-1 The L-1 was delivered in April 1938 and operated from the Navy’s lighter-than-air facility at Lakehurst, New Jersey. In the meantime, the Navy ordered two more L-Class blimps, the L-2 and L-3, on September 25, 1940. These were delivered in 1941. L-2 was lost in a nighttime mid-air collision with the G-1 on June 8, 1942.

RoleTraining airship
ManufacturerGoodyear-Zeppelin and Corporation and Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Primary userUS Navy
Number built22

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 147 ft 6 in (44.97 m)
  • Diameter: 39 ft 10 in (12.14 m)
  • Height: 34 ft 0 in (16.46 m)
  • Volume: 123,000 ft3 (3,482 m3)
  • Useful lift: 2,540 lb (1,152 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Warner R-500-2 radials,, 145 hp (108 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 61 mph (96 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 46 mph (74 km/h)
  • Range: 2,205 miles (3,537 km)
  • Endurance: 11 hours  54 min

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