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The Zeppelin LZ 6 was German experimental passenger-carrying airship. Its design included first experiments with wireless communication. LZ 6 was a first airship for DELAG – German Airship Transport Company. It was accidentally destroyed by fire in its hangar at Oos, Baden-Baden on 14 September 1910. Read more about LZ 6.
The Zeppelin LZ 7 was a German civilian, passenger-carrying airship, constructed for DELAG. It was first flown on 19 June 1910. On 28 June 1910, LZ 7 was damaged beyond repair after crashing during a thunderstorm over the Teutoburg Forest. Read more about LZ 7.
The Zeppelin LZ 8 was a German civilian rigid airship, constructed for DELAG. It was first flown on 30 March 1911. On 16 May 1911 it was caught by a strong crosswind while being walked out of its hangar and damaged beyond repair. Read more about LZ 8.
The Zeppelin LZ 10 - Schwaben was called the "lucky airship" because she was more successful than any of the previous craft that DELAG had put into service. Also it was the first commercially successful passenger aircraft in history. LZ 10 - Schwaben made 218 flights, transporting 1,553 passengers including Crown Prince Wilhelm and his wife. Read more about LZ 10.
The Zeppelin LZ 11 was a German civilian and military rigid airship. It was first flown on 19 February 1912 as DELAG’s passenger-carrying aircraft. Later it was used as military airship. LZ 11 was broke apart while being put into its hangar on 1 October 1915. Read more about LZ 11.
The Zeppelin LZ 13 – Hansa was a German civilian and military airship first flown in 1912. It was built for DELAG to carry passengers and post. In 1913 it was taken over by the German Navy as a training craft and upon the outbreak of World War I it was requisitioned by the German military who used it for bombing, reconnaissance, and as a training airship. Read more about LZ 13.
The Zeppelin LZ 17- Sachsen was a German civilian passenger-carrying rigid airship first flown on 3 May 1913. It has transported 9,837 passengers in 419 flights, travelling 39,919 km. Later it was taken over by German military upon outbreak of World War I in 1914. It was decommissioned in autumn of 1916. Read more about Sachsen Zeppelin.
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin was a commercial passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which flew from 1928 to 1937. This zeppelin was named by Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the German airship pioneer who was considered as a graf (count) in the German nobility. Read more about LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.
LZ 129 Hindenburg was a giant commercial passenger-carrying a rigid airship. It flew from March 1936 until May 6, 1937 when it was destroyed by fire. This incident shattered public confidence in the zeppelins and marked the end of the airship era. Read more about famous LZ 129 Hindenburg airship.