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Zeppelin Graf Zeppelin / LZ 127

 

Graf-Zeppelin

 

Graf Zeppelin, the only airship ever to fly around the world, was nearly 240 m (787 ft) long. Some 850,000 cattle donated skins to contain its 105,000 cubic metres (3,708,000 cubic feet) of hydrogen, and 36 crew were on hand to serve 20 passengers with fine Rhine wines from crystal glasses in a burgundy-carpeted dining room as the ship cruised down to Rio on its transatlantic run.

 

On September 18, 1928, LZ127 Graf Zeppelin made her first flight.

 

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LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin over Washington DC, 1928

 

The Graf Zeppelin, built between 1926 and 1928, made 590 flights and retired in 1937.

 

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