Aviation History - Zeppelins and Dirigibles
Zeppelins and Dirigibles Film Clips
Two LITERARY DIGEST articles, printed seven days a part, addressing the topic of the destruction of the U.S. military's semi-rigid airship, ROMA; much attention is paid as to where the blame for the disaster must be placed. The journalists concur that the U.S. Congress was answerable for the loss due to that body's unwillingness to pay for the necessary helium, rather than the less expensive, and highly flamable, hydrogen gas. Thirty-four lives were lost.
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In the Spring of 1940, Leo Kober, devoted reader of CLICK MAGAZINE and former crew member of one of the Kaiser's airships during the First World War, felt compelled to send his personal snap-shots of his zeppelin days to the editors of his fave mag with a few notations; and now we pass them along to you.
Attached are two wartime illustrations from a French magazine that depict the artist's understanding of the frantic life on board a zeppelin that is under attack from enemy aircraft.
A schematic plan of a German World War One Zeppelin that illustrates the airship's bombay, crew quarters and gondola.
A black and white photograph depicting the gondola interior of the German zeppelin 49, that was brought down over Bourbonne-les-Bains, France in 1917. At the center of the image is the pilot's wheel and off to the right sits the zeppelin's bombsite.
Pictured herein is the French dirigible ADJUDANT REAU as it appeared during the first months of the First World War.
Also depicted are two early tri-planes which were used to help elevate the craft.
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