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Egypt Zeppelin

Egypt Zeppelin

USS Macon and ground crew.

USS Macon and ground crew.

The airship catered for passengers - who often watched the world go by through large panoramic windows

The airship catered for passengers - who often watched the world go by through large panoramic windows

F9C-2 hooks onto USS Macon, 1934.

F9C-2 hooks onto USS Macon, 1934.

Commissioning ceremony for either the USS Akron or the USS Macon. These ridged airships, were flying aircraft carriers, that's the difference between them and blimps. Blimps were the K-Ships, the ZP Squadron. A big thank you to James Yarger, for the info.

Commissioning ceremony for either the USS Akron or the USS Macon. These ridged airships, were flying aircraft carriers, that's the difference between them and blimps. Blimps were the K-Ships, the ZP Squadron. A big thank you to James Yarger, for the info.

Graf Zeppelin returns to New York after world tour 1929: After an exhausting world tour over Berlin and Japan the airship returns via the west coast to New York where it received a big welcome and ticker parade.

Graf Zeppelin returns to New York after world tour 1929: After an exhausting world tour over Berlin and Japan the airship returns via the west coast to New York where it received a big welcome and ticker parade.

R101

R101

LZ-11, the Viktoria Luise, first flew on February 14, 1912. At 486 feet in length with 670,900 cubic feet of gas. She was named in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm's only daughter. Here the ship is cruising over the Kiel Regatta. Along with Schwaben, Hansa, Deutschland, Deutschland II, and Sachsen, Viktoria Luise was part of DELAG, the world's first commercial airline. Pre-war DELAG Zeppelins carried over 34,000 passengers on over 1,500 flights without a single injury.

LZ-11, the Viktoria Luise, first flew on February 14, 1912. At 486 feet in length with 670,900 cubic feet of gas. She was named in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm's only daughter. Here the ship is cruising over the Kiel Regatta. Along with Schwaben, Hansa, Deutschland, Deutschland II, and Sachsen, Viktoria Luise was part of DELAG, the world's first commercial airline. Pre-war DELAG Zeppelins carried over 34,000 passengers on over 1,500 flights without a single injury.

.Blimp on Aircraft Carrier-USS Mindoro CVS-120, Commissioned Jan '46, operated as a training carrier. One of the last of what was coined the Baby Flat Top(small carriers). Scrapped in 1960 in Hong Kong.

.Blimp on Aircraft Carrier-USS Mindoro CVS-120, Commissioned Jan '46, operated as a training carrier. One of the last of what was coined the Baby Flat Top(small carriers). Scrapped in 1960 in Hong Kong.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Zeppelin in Flight: 1908

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Zeppelin in Flight: 1908