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LZ 3 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 3 was a German experimental airship. It was constructed in Friedrichshafen under the direction of Ferdinand von Zeppelin. This zeppelin made many flights and carried a number of famous passengers, including the German Crown Prince. Read more about LZ 3.

LZ 4 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 4 was a German experimental airship. It was constructed under the direction of Ferdinand von Zeppelin. The successful first flights of LZ 3 in 1906 raised donations by the Reichstag and Count Zeppelin's work was started on a larger airship with a greater fuel capacity. Read more about LZ 4.

LZ 5 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 5 was a German experimental and military rigid airship. It was first flown on 26 May 1909. LZ5’s last flight was accident, when the mooring mast broke during a storm and wrecked near Weilburg on 25 March 1910. Read more about LZ 5.

LZ 9 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 9 was a German military rigid airship. It was first flown on 2 October 1911. LZ 9 was decommissioned on 1 August 1914. Read more about LZ 9.

LZ 11 Zeppelin

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.

LZ 12 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 12 was a German military rigid airship. It was also called Z III. It was first flown on 25 April 1912. LZ 12 was decommissioned on 1 August 1914. Read more about LZ 12.

LZ 13 Zeppelin

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.

LZ 14 Zeppelin

Zeppelin LZ 14 – L1 was a German military rigid airship first flown on 7 October 1912. This was the first Airship accident to cause fatalities. Read more about LZ 14.

LZ 15 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 15 - Ersatz Z I was a German military rigid airship first flown on 16 January 1913. It was destroyed on 19 March 1913 in a forced landing. Read more about LZ 15.

LZ 16 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 16 - Z IV was a German military rigid airship first flown on 14 March 1913. It was accidentally crossed the French border due to a navigational error caused by poor visibility. Later it was used for reconnaissance, bombing and training before being decommissioned in the autumn of 1916. Read more about LZ 16.

LZ 17 Zeppelin

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 19 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 19 - Second Ersatz Z I was a German military rigid airship first flown on 6 June 1913. On 13 June 1914 it was damaged beyond repair after a forced landing. Read more about LZ 19.

LZ 20 Zeppelin

The Zeppelin LZ 20 - Z V was a German military rigid airship first flown on 8 July 1913. It was used in World War I for reconnaissance missions in Western Poland. After an attack on Mława during the Battle of Tannenberg it was forced landing due to damage from ground fire, its crew was captured. Read more about LZ 20.