Zeppelin - Cigars of the air

Visit my German bookshop for Christmas shopping! Based on a tv-movie about the airship "Hindenburg" and the disaster over Lakehurst my interest about zeppelins and airships arised. This Zeppelin site should offer you some interesting sites to this subject. If you have any suggestions or criticism to this page please mail me.

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Book Recommendation: The Phoenix: A Novel About the Hindenburg by Henning Boetius, John Cullen


Luftschiff Hindenburg

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Zeppelin/Airship - History

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Airships today

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Zeppelinmuseum

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Private Zeppelin-Pages

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Dates and figures

Technology and equipment of a Zeppelin
an interesting page from a school in Friedrichshafen

Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG) - German Airship Corporation Until 1918 113 airships were built.

At the end of 1996 three airships were licensed in Germany. The producer of those zeppelins is the northrhine-westfalian company WDL Luftschiffgesellschaft mbH at the airport Essen/Mühlheim. With 60 meters length and 7200 cubicmeters volume the WDL1B is at the moment the biggest flying airship of this kind. WDL airships are flying in Germany, the U.S.A. And Japan.

In this year the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH in Friedrichshafen, a company which is based on Graf Zeppelin, will start a hightech zeppelin with 75 meters length and 8200 cubicmeters volume. This new ship can carry 12 passengers or will be used for science.
To compare: airship LZ1 from 1900 had a volume of 11300 cubicmeters and a length of 128 meters. The 'Hindenburg' LZ 129 had a volume of 217000 cubicmeters and a length of 245 meters. It could carry 200 tonnes.

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Literatur about airships, Graf Zeppelin, The Hindenburg, etc.

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Here you can find an essay about Graf Zeppelin from the Graf Zeppelin-Gymnasium in Friedrichshafen.

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