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What does ZKO stand for?

ZKO stands for Observation Balloon (US Navy)

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Myer involved himself with an observation balloon operated by civilian contractor John Wise, which he hoped to use for reconnaissance and communication at McDowell's headquarters.
The increasing size of forces as well as the introduction of new technology (such as observation balloons and radio) changed battlefield dynamics point that it severely taxed a commander's personal command and control.
Sending up an observation balloon requires only about one-10th of the cost of launching a rocket for similar use, and makes it possible for observations over a longer period of time due to its gradual rise, the officials said.
It tells the story of imprisoned soldiers escaping the American Civil War, who take flight in a giant observation balloon and land on a strange island where they encounter giant creatures, cut-throat pirates, a pair of shipwrecked English ladies and the mysterious Captain Nemo.