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Zeppelin LZ-126 / ZR-3 USS Los Angeles

USS Los Angeles moored to USS Patoka 1931
Built by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH as LZ 126 in 1923-1924 and handed over to the United States as a part of war reparations as the US Navy rigid airship ZR-3 USS Los Angeles. LZ126 has a distinction of being the first German-built dirigible to cross the Atlantic.
USS Los Angeles, upside down after a turbulent wind from the Atlantic, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1926


The Los Angeles (ZR-3) served with the U.S. Navy until decommissioned in 1932, and dismantled in 1939. The longest-serving US military airship.





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