The Nikita security zeppelin is used by the UCPR to patrol the skies. They're powered by two water-cooled piston engines. Compared to other zeppelins these are quite small and therefore cannot ingage larger zeppelins on their own. The zeppelins have an aluminum structure to both give them strenght but keeping the wheigt to the minimum. They are armed with two turrets, each of them has 2 gattling styled guns that are fitted with unguided rockets.
Not only the UCPR uses these for military aplications but also some of the older variants are converted to be used as a public transport.
About this creation
The first version was supposed to look much more aged than the second one. But because of the general style I wanted to keep them look WWII-ish, instead of WWI-ish.
Wonderfull, Might be nice in numbers.
I still feel airships are useless as bombers, seeing that they are giant with really no armor. A 30mm cannon from a prop fighter would destroy these before they reached any cities.
Maybe you could build one that holds a few fighters, seeing that airships are long range weapons, a short range fighter could become a long rage fighter. I built an airship that can carry 60 ish fighters, such a weapon could be deadly.