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LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin


LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin


"Graf Zeppelin" (1932)


LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship in flight and being maneuvered on ground, at Lakehur...HD Stock Footage


Zeppelin 7656-1 40mm LZ127 Graf Zeppelin Series German Made Automatic Leather Strap Watch


LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship lands in Friedrichshafen, Germany. HD Stock Footage

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