Photo #: NH 80773
Curtiss F9C-2 "Sparrowhawk" fighter
(Bureau # 9059)
Inside the airplane hangar of USS Akron (ZRS-4), 1932.
Part of the airplane handling system is visible above the plane.
Another "Sparrowhawk", in flight, is partially visible through the airship's hangar opening, at the bottom of the view.
Courtesy of Richard K. Smith, author of the book "The Airships Akron & Macon", 1974.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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3 July 2002