Zeppelins

German Airships 1900–40

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Description

On 2 July 1900 the people of Friedrichshafen, Germany, witnessed a momentous occasion the first flight of LZ 1, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first airship. Although deemed a failure, a succession of better craft (LZ2 to 10) enabled the Zeppelin to expand into the consumer market of airship travel, whilst also providing military craft for the German Army and Navy. The years of the Great War saw the Zeppelins undertake strategic bombing missions against Great Britain. This title covers the post-war fate of the Zeppelins, including the crash of the Hindenburg, and their use by the Luftwaffe at the beginning of World War II.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780965123
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 16 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 101
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ian Palmer

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