Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0075
Creators:
Jakmides, Thomas R.
Dates:
1929-1988
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.28 Cubic feet
1 record center box and 1 oversized folder
Repository:
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.

Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged in 1989. Described and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Thomas R. Jakmides, Gift, 1989, NASM.1989.0075.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Goodyear ZPG-3W Collection, NASM.1989.0075, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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