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.
What does ZKO stand for?
ZKO stands for Observation Balloon (US Navy)
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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- Zaklad Kuznia Matrycowa (Polish forging plant)
- Zelix Klassmaster (script language)
- Zentrum für Kunst Und Medientechnologie (Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE)
- Zintegrowanej Komunikacji Marketingowej (Polish: Integrated Marketing Communications)
- Zukunft Kino Marketing GmbH (German: Future Cinema Marketing; German film association)
- Kite Balloon Training Squadron (US Navy)
- Training Balloon (US Navy)
- Zelfstandige Klinieken Nederland (Dutch: Independent Clinics Netherlands; Leidschendam, The Netherlands)
- Kite Balloon Observation Squadron (US Navy)
- Zürcher Kammerorchester (Switzerland)
- Zveza Kulturnih Organizacij (Slovenian: Association of Cultural Organizations)
- Zakon o Kaznenom Postupku (Croatian: Criminal Procedure Code; Croatia)
- Zero-Knowledge Proof
- Zrzeszenie Kaszubsko Pomorskie (Polish: Kashubian-Pomeranian Association; Poland)
- Zwiazek Kompozytorów Polskich (Polish Composers' Union)
- Zero-Knowledge Proof of Knowledge
- Zavod za Kulturo in Promocijo Lendava (Slovenian: Department of Culture and Promotion; Lendava, Slovenia)
- Zero-Knowledge Password Proof (cryptography)
- Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire
Samples in periodicals archive:
Floating above the hill was an old-fashioned blimp, an observation balloon of the type used in the last war.
Jones starts his survey with WWI experiences ranging from the standard booby-trapped grenades, flags, an eight-day delayed bomb in a German building, to explosives on an observation balloon that downed an attacking German plane and pilot 150 yards away.
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.