Zeppelin LZ 3

The Zeppelin LZ 3 was an experimental airship constructed in Friedrichshafen, Germany, under the direction of Ferdinand von Zeppelin. After first flight on 9 October 1906, LZ 3 made many flights and carried a number of famous and influential passengers, including the German Crown Prince. Later it was used by German Army. It was retired 1913.

Picture of Zeppelin LZ 3
Picture of Zeppelin LZ 3
NameThe Zeppelin LZ 3
Other Name(s)Z I
Construction NumberLZ 3
Tactical NumberingZ I
RoleExperimental airship, Military airship
National OriginGermany
DesignerLudwig Dürr
First Flight9 October 1906
Number Built1
Primary User/Under Direction ofFerdinand von Zeppelin
StatusRetired 1913
Lenght126.19 m (414 ft 0 in)
Diameter11.75 m (38 ft 6 in)
Volume11,429 m3 (403,600 ft3)
Powerplant2 × Daimler piston engines, 63 kW (84 hp) each
Maximum Speed40 km/h (25 mph)