USS Macon

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USS Macon
USS Macon
General
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Owner: America
Year: 1931
Specifications
Length: 239 m
Width: 40 m
Height: 44 m
Speed: 128 km/h
Armament
Primary Weapon: F9C Sparrowhawk
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History
The USS Macon and it's sister ship the USS Akron are the second largest airships ever built, beaten by the German Hindenburg by only a few meters. They do however hold the distinction of being the only flying aircraft carriers ever built. Designed by the Goodyear Aircraft company in the early 1930's the Akron and Macon used an experimental trapeze system they could launch and recover up to five F9C Sparrowhawk planes from an internal hanger. Sadly the USS Akron was destroyed in April 1933 when it encountered a storm off the cost of New England and crashed into the sea, out of the 76 on board only 3 survived making it the greatest loss of life in an airship crash. During February 1935 the USS Macon also also found itself caught in a severe storm off the California cost, suffering structural failure it landed in the sea. Following the loss of the Akron life jackets and inflatable rafts where added to the Macon, which resulted in nearly the entire crew surviving. With the loss of both airships development of flying aircraft carriers was stopped.


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Structures
Buildings: Airship Hanger
Ground Vehicles
Construction/Supply: Dodge 1.5t, M20 Diamond T, CKW-353, DUKW, M35
Transport: Dodge WC51, M3, M39, M59, M75
Armoured Car: MB Jeep, GPA Seep, M3A1, M8 Greyhound, M38 Wolfhound
Light Tank: T1, M1 Combat Car, M5 Stuart, M7, M22 Locust, M24 Chaffee, M41 Bulldog, M41A1 Bulldog, T49, M41/XM551, Detroit L-3
Medium Tank: M2A1, M3A3 Lee, M4A1 Sherman, M4A2 Sherman, M4A3 Sherman, M4A3E2 Sherman, M4A3E8 Sherman, M4A4 Sherman, M26 Pershing, T26E4 Pershing, M46 Pershing, M47 Patton, M48 Patton, M48A2 Patton, M60 Patton, M60A1 Patton, M60A2 Patton, AEI Phase 1
Heavy Tank: Mark VIII Liberty, M6, M6A2E1, T28, T29E3, T34, M103, T58, T110, AGFERB-45
Anti-Aircraft: M16, T36, T52, M19, M42 Duster, T249 Vigilante
Tank Destroyer: M2 AT, T40, T57, M10 Wolverine, M18 Hellcat, M36 Jackson, M50 Ontos
Support: M8 Scott, T31
Artillery: T3, T30, M7 Priest, M12, T34 Calliope, M40, M41, M44, M52, M55, T92
Flame/Chem Tank: M67 Zippo
Repair Vehicle: T2, M31, M32
Amphibious: LVT-1, LVT-4, LVT(A)-4, LVTP-5, LVTP-6, LVTAA-X2, LVTH-X4, TV-8
Other: OTAC Areie
Aircraft
Fighter: P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, P-75 Eagle, F4F Wildcat, F5U Flying Flapjack, F6F Hellcat, P-80 Shooting Star, F-86 Sabre, FJ-3 Fury, F-100 Super Saber
Ground Attack: A-17 Nomad, P-47 Thunderbolt, TBD Devastator, F4U Corsair, AD-6 Skyraider, F-84 Thunderjet
Carrier Aircraft: F9C Sparrowhawk
Bomber: B-10, B-17 Flyingfortress, B-18 Bolo, B-25 Mitchell, B-29 Superfortress, B-36 Peacemaker, B-45 Tornado, B-47 Stratojet, AJ-1 Savage
Transport: C-47 Skytrain, C-119 Flying Boxcar
Helicopter: R-4, CH-34 Choctaw, UH-1 Huey, Model 120, CH-54 Tarhe
Other: K-Class, USS Macon
Naval
Transport: LCT Mk.I, LCT Mk.VI
Destroyer: Benson, Fletcher, Gearing
Aircraft Carrier: Yorktown, Essex, Forrestal
Civilian
Vehicle: Fordson Type F
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