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LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

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LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

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Landing operations of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship at Friedrichshafen, Germany HD Stock Footage

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Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 Arrives In U.S. (1928)

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Internal structure of the Graf Zeppelin airship 1928

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin was a German-built and -operated, passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937. When it entered commercial service in 1928, it became the first commercial passenger transatlantic flight service in the world. It was named after the German pioneer of airships, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who was a count (Graf) in the German nobility. During its operating life, the airship made 590 flights covering more than 1.7 million kilometers. It was designed to be operated by a crew of 36 officers and men. The LZ 127 was the longest rigid airship at the time of its completion and was only surpassed by the USS Akron in 1931. It was scrapped for fighter plane parts in 1940.
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    • Background 

    • Design and operation 

    • Operational history 

    • Retirement and aftermath