D-LZ 134 "Preussen"
Germany's first Zeppelin since 1939, the solar-powered, super-high altitude, stealth, laser-armed "Preussen." Filled with Hydrogen and powered by turboprops, the vessel soars to the edge of space where its low-visibility (grey) solar panels catch the sun's rays and transform enough energy not only to power the engine but a powerful forward laser capable of striking satellites, enemy aircraft, and even ground targets. The vessels can also be loaded with a very large assortment of weapons ranging from cruise missiles to guided bombs. It can easily defend itself from its only true threats, ASATs and hyperspeed high-altitude aircraft, using both its laser and CIWS and air to air missiles in both the forward and rear cars. An AWACs version is also available, and can also serve as a cheaper alternative to satellites in the recon role, with high grade cameras and sensors. But perhaps its most important role is that of strategic defense, using its laser to shoot down incoming enemy ballistic and cruise missiles. Built by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH at Friedrichshafen am Bodensee for the Luftwaffe and Kaiserliche Marine (imperial navy), as well as the international airahip line Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR), the airships are available for military purchase and civillian passenger and cargo servive by Germany's friends and allies.