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The Goodyear ZPG-3W was an Airborne Early Warning (AEW) airship built for the U. S. Navy. At the time of its construction, the ZPG-3W was the largest non-rigid airship ever built and featured advanced electronics and the largest antenna ever airborne. The ZPG-3W made its first flight on July 21, 1958 and was delivered to NAS Lakehurst (NJ) in June 1959. The ZPG-3W set a new record for continuous time spent on patrol. In total, four ZPG-3Ws were built and delivered to NAS Lakehurst where they were operated by Airship Early Warning Squadron One (ZW-1). The final ZPG-3W, delivered to Lakehurst in April 1960, was the last airship accepted by the U. S. Navy.

Identifier

NASM.1989.0075

Processing Information

Arranged in 1989. Described and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.

Creator

Jakmides, Thomas R.

Date

1929-1988

Provenance

Thomas R. Jakmides, Gift, 1989, NASM.1989.0075.

Extent

1.28 Cubic feet (1 record center box and 1 oversized folder)

Summary

This collection consists of approximately 1.28 cubic feet of material relating to the Goodyear ZPG-3W non-rigid airship as well as material on other Goodyear airships as well as general historical airship information. There is also one folder of material pertaining to the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Silent Joe II airship.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Technical drawings

Arrangement note

This collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 1.28 cubic feet of material relating to the Goodyear ZPG-3W non-rigid airship including an Illustrated Parts Breakdown (NAVAER 01-195PDA-504); photographs; news clippings; photocopies of four technical drawings; and press releases. The collection also contains some material on other Goodyear airships as well as general historical airship information. There is also one folder of material pertaining to the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Silent Joe II airship which includes photographs and documents.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Technical drawings -- 20th century

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Goodyear (Airship)

Topics Aeronautics
Airships
Naval aviation
Photographs
Newspapers

Citation

Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection, NASM.1989.0075, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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