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USS ZRS-4 Akron Model
USS ZRS-4 Akron
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 20.00 in.[50.80 cm.] • Span - 3.40 in.[8.60 cm.] • Height - 3.40 in.[8.60 cm.]
Scale - 1:471
Era: Post World War II • Company: Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation
Related Link: Wikipedia Akron Page
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A solid mahogany desk stand is included in the price of the model.

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Model Specific Information

Construction of the ZRS-4 commenced on 31 October 1929, at Akron, Ohio, by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, and on 7 November 1931, Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, drove the �golden rivet� in the ship�s main ring. Erection of the actual �hull� sections began in March 1930. On 10 May 1930, Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams chose the name Akron — to honor the city where the airship was being constructed — and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ernest Lee Jahncke announced it four days later, on 14 May 1930.

On 8 August 1931, Akron was launched (floated free of the hangar floor) and christened by Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover, the wife of the President of the United States, Herbert Clark Hoover. Akron conducted her maiden flight on the afternoon of 23 September 1931, around the Cleveland, Ohio, area, with Secretary of the Navy Adams and Rear Admiral Moffett embarked. She made eight more flights — principally over Lake Erie but ranging as far as Detroit, Milwaukee, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Columbus — before her delivery flight from Akron to the Naval Air Station (NAS) at Lakehurst, New Jersey, where she was commissioned on Navy Day, 27 October 1931, Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl in command.



General Product Information

Our USS ZRS-4 Akron Model scale model airship exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual ship. It comes standard with a robust , durable solid mahogany base or stand and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.

The ZRS 4 model airship is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine hand made mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airships match the precise blueprint details of the original ship. The ZRS4 model airships paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Akron . This top-quality ZRS 4 replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This ZRS 4 model airship is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectible gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid airship, dirigible or blimp collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual USS ZRS-4 Akron Model.

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