The threat of German U-boats in the waters around Great Britain resulted in the rapid development of the SS Class Airship. Equipped with two men and a string of bombs, they were ideally suited to spotting U-boats from upon high. This official Navy film demonstrates the manoeuvrability and quick turnaround capabilities of this class of airship.
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