North American Flight of the L.Z. 129 v.02 DR19360316-S-EN.v02-LH

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The success of the Graf Zeppelin made Hugo Eckener and the Zeppelin Company very enthusiastic with the prospect of building a fleet of ships specifically designed for intercontinental passenger transportation. The result of their efforts, airship LZ 129, when completed, was a massive 804 feet long, with a diameter of 135 feet, and a total gas capacity of 7,000,000 cubic feet of hydrogen. The airship was named after the late Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934. 

Ernst Lehmann commanded the Hindenburg on its maiden flight to North America (6-14 May 1936). This first passenger flight to the United States was filled with ...



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