Famous Zeppelins and Airships
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Famous zeppelins marked the first third of the 20th century. Zeppelin NT represent beginning of the modern era of zeppelins. Read about The Bodensee, Hindenburg, Graf Zeppelin, ZR-3 USS Los Angeles and many more.
The Zeppelin NT (New Technology) is a famous class of a semi-rigid helium-filled airships which is being manufactured since the 1990s by the German company Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH. There is a notable differences between the Zeppelin NT and the airships of the first third of the 20th century.
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.
The Graf Zeppelin II was the second zeppelin to carry the name "Graf Zeppelin" (after the LZ 127). It was built by the Zeppelin Luftschiffbau during the period between the World Wars. Learn more about LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II.