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14/03/1899 Zeppelin is patented


First World War tech: Zeppelins


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German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his rigid airship in the United States. His design was so successful that the rigid airships became commonly known as zeppelins. In the Great War, they were used for bombing. After the war, zeppelins served as luxurious airliners, capable even of transatlantic flights.
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