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Körting & Wimpassing Körting / Militärluftschiff M.III
 
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The Körting / Militärluftschiff M.III non-rigid military dirigible was constructed by the firms of Körting and Wimpassing (K-W 1) based on the Parseval-type. It first ascended on January 1, 1911. The “Körting” was Austria’s most successful airship before being lost on a routine aerophotogrammetric mission at Fischamend near Vienna. On June 20, 1914, moments after suffering a glancing mid-air collision with a Farman HF20 - a pusher biplane newly acquired by the military - the hydrogen-filled airship burst into a ball of fire and was dashed to earth. Nine men died including the pilot and observer of the Farman.
 
 
 
 


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