As war broke out in Europe, it did not take long for the greatest military minds to realise the potential of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin’s invention. The commercial prototypes had proven its air worthiness and capabilities, all that remained was to arm it. Its purpose swapped between a mobile observation ship, to an anti-air platform and finally a bomber. The real challenge was making it offensively useful meanwhile keeping it sturdy and mobile. Kept aloft by pockets of hydrogen and powered by external combustion engines, chances were that it was a highly volatile concoction, however a rigid exoskeleton, armoured bulkheads and an anti flak mesh built into the outer skin all help prevent it being blown out the sky.
The length of a war zeppelin starts from a hundred metres and varies depending on its payload and cargo capacity, the thrust needed to mobilise these airships is a minimum of 15 horsepower however the potential speed of a zeppelin has to be balanced by practicality. Crew compartments and payload chamber hang from the underbelly of the airship, cargo can also be carried in the balloon itself however the European Alliance do not regularly use the zeppelin in a transport capacity. The precision bombardments has made it an indomitable European icon of the sky, but how long will it be until the European Alliance needs to find a replacement?
Unit can move in the same turn as deployed. Passive ability is activated when deployed.
[Carpet Bomb]: Begins a bombardment of the area underneath
Special: Cannot benefit from its passive ability