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U.S. Naval Abbreviations

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Navy Numbers

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Note: Where the same abbreviation has more than one meaning, the several meanings have been arranged alphabetically. Abbreviations preceded by an asterisk (*), other than Navy numbers, may never be used singly; those preceded by the symbol for number (#) are the Bureau of Personnel Condensation Code for use in dispatch orders to personnel.

Z -- Administrative Aircraft (suffix to plane designation)

 Z -- Lighter-than-air aircraft (airship)

 Z -- Impedance (radar)

 ZD -- Zone Description

 Zebra -- "Z" in the phonetic alphabet, replacing the obsolete "Zed"

 Zed -- "Z" in the phonetic alphabet, now obsolete and replaced by "Zebra"

 ZedRon -- Blimp Squadron (later separated into Blimp-Ron and Blimp-Hedron)

 ZF -- Free balloon

 Z/F -- Zone of Fire (Army)

 ZG -- Canal Zone to Guantanamo (routing designation)

 Z-Hour -- Hour set for attack

 ZK -- Barrage balloon

 ZKN -- Training balloon

 ZKO -- observation balloon

 ZMC -- Experimental metal-clad airship

 ZN -- First two letters in the Navy aircraft designation, indicating an airship (non-rigid)

 ZNH -- Navy airship, air-sea rescue

 ZNJ -- Navy airship, utility

 ZNN -- Non-rigid training airship

 ZNN-G -- Two-engine Navy training and utility airship manufactured by Goodyear

 ZNN-K -- Two-engine Navy training and utility airship manufactured by Goodyear

 ZNN-L -- Two-engine Navy training airship, manufactured by Goodyear

 ZNO -- Non-rigid observation airship

 ZNP -- Non-rigid patrol airship

 ZNP-K -- Two-engine Navy patrol and escort airship manufactured by Goodyear

 ZNP-M -- Two-engine Navy patrol and escort airship manufactured by Goodyear

 ZNS -- Non-rigid scouting airship

 ZofC -- Zones of Communications

 ZofI -- Zone of Interior (Army)

 ZPG -- Airship Group

 ZPRon -- Navy Patrol (lighter-than-air) Squadron

 ZRN -- Rigid training airship

 ZRP -- Rigid patrol airship

 ZRS -- Rigid scouting airship

 ZT -- Zone Time

 ZTO -- Zone Transportation Office (Army)

 ZutRon -- Airship Utility Squadron

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Navy Numbers

Published:Mon Mar 09 15:14:08 EDT 2015