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M-class blimp
M-class blimp
Role Anti-submarine blimp
Operators United States
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
Depth charge
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Abilities Radar icon

M-class blimp is an American anti-submarine warfare airship.

DescriptionEdit

During WW2, the US Navy operated a large number of airships of various types for long range patrol and sea rescue duties. They were not meant as combat vehicles, but to detect enemy submarines and guide bombers or surface ships to the target. The blimps carried depth charges though, if there would be an opportunity to use them. At least one german submarine was sunk by a US Navy blimp in a direct engagement.

The M-class blimp was one of the largest and most advanced airships of the US Navy. Only four were build in 1944 and kept in service until 1956. In Battlegroup42 it represents all types of US wartime airships. It is equipped with sonar detection and depth charges, making it dangerous for submarines. It is however very slow, and if spotted at low altitudes it is very vulnerable to enemy anti-aircraft fire. The M2 Browning machine gun mounted at the front of the gondola is the blimp's only self-defense, meant to drive away enemy submarine crews from their deck-mounted anti-aircraft guns.

Players can enter the blimp by spawning directly inside one. By default settings, the blimp can be controlled with WASD as with ships, as well as directional up and down keys for ascending and descending.

The M-Class blimp can be found in 4210-Wolfpack.

TriviaEdit

The M-class blimp is the only controllable airship in the mod.

GalleryEdit

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