Zeppelin LZ 4

The Zeppelin LZ 4 was an experimental airship manufactured under the direction of Ferdinand von Zeppelin. After first flight on 20 June 1908 it made many successful flights including a 12-hour flight over Switzerland. During a projected 24-hour endurance trial it caught fire after landing to carry out engine repairs. That was its end, but donations by the German public raised and guaranteed the future of Zeppelin’s development of airships.

Picture of Zeppelin LZ 4
Picture of Zeppelin LZ 4
NameThe Zeppelin LZ 4
Construction NumberLZ 4
RoleExperimental airship, Military airship
National OriginGermany
ManufacturerFerdinand von Zeppelin
DesignerLudwig Dürr
First Flight20 June 1908
Number Built1
StatusBurned 1908
Lenght136 m (446 ft 0 in)
Diameter12.95 m (42 ft 6 in)
Volume15,008 m3 (530,000 ft3)
Powerplant2 × Daimler piston engines, 78 kW (105 hp) each
Maximum Speed48 km/h (30 mph)
Endurance31 hours