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01/10/1928 Airship distance record


Le dirigeable "Graf Zeppelin" 1928


Zeppelin's round-the-world flight in 1929


The Graf Zeppelin

German hydrogen-filled rigid airship Graf Zeppelin made its first intercontinental trip. She travelled 9,926 km from Friedrichshafen in Germany to Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in New Jersey. For many years it was longest airship flight. The record was broken in 1957 by American non-rigid Airship Snowbird.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Design and operation 

    • Operational history 

    • Retirement and aftermath