K-class Airships

Role: Patrol airship

Manufacturer:  Goodyear-Zeppelin and Goodyear Aircraft Corporation

First flight: 6 December 1938

Retired: 1959

Number built: 134

Length: 253 feet. Diameter: 60 feet

Capacity: 450,000 cu. Ft. of helium

Top speed: 50 mph

K-class Blimp escorting Navy vessels during World War II

World War II: K-class Blimp on patrol with Navy vessels

Control car of the K-28 blimp on display at the New England Air Museum