Zeppelin LZ 10 - Schwaben

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The Zeppelin LZ 10 - Schwaben was a German civilian rigid airship. It was built by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin in 1911 and operated by DELAG (German Transport Company) for passenger service. It was first flown on 26 June 1911 and was put into service three weeks later, on July 16, 1911. It is considered as the first commercially successful passenger-carrying aircraft. LZ 10 - Schwaben was called the "lucky airship" because it was more successful than any DELAG’s zeppelins before. It has carried 1,553 passengers including Crown Prince Wilhelm and his wife, in 218 commercial flights. LZ 10 - Schwaben caught fire after a strong gust tore it from its mooring near Düsseldorf injuring people on the.

Wreckage of Passenger Car of Schwaben after the Fire
Name: Zeppelin LZ 10
Other Name(s): Schwaben
Construction Number: LZ 10
Class: F
Tactical Numbering: Schwaben
Role: Civilian airship, Passanger airship, DELAG
National Origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin
Designer: Ludwig Dürr
Decade: 1910s
First Flight: 26 June 1911
Primary User/Under Direction of: DELAG
Status: Destroyed in a gale on June 28, 1912
Crew: 13
Capacity: 20
Lenght: 140.21 m (460 ft 0 in)
Diameter: 14.02 m (46 ft 0 in)
Volume: 17,800 m3 (630,000 ft3)
Powerplant: 3 × Maybach C-X 6-cylinder inline piston engines, 108 kW (145 hp) each
Maximum Speed: 77 km/h (47 mph)
Performance Range: 1,400 km (900 miles)
Remarks: The first commercially successful passenger-carrying aircraft