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Zeppelin

Zeppelin a large German dirigible airship of the early 20th century, long and cylindrical in shape and with a rigid framework, named for its inventor, the German aviation pioneer Ferdinand Zeppelin (1838–1917).

Zeppelins were used during the First World War for reconnaissance and bombing, and after the war as passenger transports until the 1930s; their popularity decreased sharply after the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, when the dirigible, which had completed its first transatlantic crossing, burst into flames while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, with considerable loss of life.

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Zeppelin

Zeppelin rigid dirigible airship as built by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. XIX.

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