Monday, May 6, 2013

The New Hindenburg from Germany with Nazi Flags (1936)

(Notice the name 'Hindenburg' is not yet printed on the side of the zeppelin)

Das neue deutsche Zeppelin-Luftschiff, "Hindenburg" L.Z. 129
Das groBte Luftschiff der Welt.

Lange 248 m.  Hohe 44,7 m, groBter Durchmesser 41,2.
Vortriebsmaschinen: 4 Mercedes-Benz Dieselmotore von je 1100 PS Geschwindigkeit von etwa 130 Stdkm.

Foto Scherl

The new German Zeppelin airship "Hindenburg" LZ 129
The biggest airship in the world.

Length m 248th Height 44.7 m, maximum diameter 41.2.
Boring Machines: 4 Mercedes-Benz diesel engines of 1,100 hp speed of about 130 Stdkm.

Photo Scherl

unused, from 1936

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LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class.

The airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service. Thirty-six people died in the accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States.

Hindenburg was named after the late Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), President of Germany (1925–1934).

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