1931 USS Akron Photo Print - Vintage Photo of The US Navy Uss Akron at Goodyear Zeppelin Dock Akron Ohio Poster Wall Art
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HISTORIC PHOTO REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1931 USS Akron Photo Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order photos are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic photo is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage photos look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality photo print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper photos. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality photo paper and ink. Our professional’s choice semi-gloss paper displays images beautifully.
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1931 USS Akron Zeppelin Airship Poster. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
READY TO FRAME: This unframed print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our photos are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each photo is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the printed photo.
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Produced by the United States Navy only two years before its destruction by a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933, this photograph of the iconic Goodyear Zeppelin shows the aircraft docked near where it was manufactured in Akron, Ohio. The Goodyear Zeppelin used new technology featuring single-girder diamond trusses, radial wire bracing, and self-supporting frames. The zeppelin featured 110 fuel tanks, utilizing the inert gas helium instead of the highly flammable hydrogen, which was more commonly found as a fuel for these aircraft at the time. Additionally, the USS Akron featured a novel three-keel design, unlike vessels like the Hindenburg, Graf Zeppelin, and Graf Zeppelin II.
The USS Akron used Goodyear rubberized cotton as a skin which was heavier and cheaper than the goldbeater's skin that was used on similar airships at the time. At the center of the USS Akron's design was the airplane hangar and trapeze system, which was designed to accommodate five F9C airplanes that were used for long-range naval scouting and military intelligence. On November 2, 1931, the USS Akron completed its maiden voyage down the eastern seaboard toward Washington, D.C., with over two hundred passengers to demonstrate the ability to rapidly deploy troops to remote outposts in emergency situations.
This iconic photo captures the USS Akron in a glorious moment above the Goodyear hangar during a period of transformation in the region as the company expanded and attracted residents eager for work in the rubber factory.
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