LZ 126, the Los
Built by the Zeppelin Company in 1922-23 for the U.S. Navy. The Los
Angeles was America's premiere big airship and at the time, the
largest ever built. She was also the only U.S. airship to survive
until her decommissioning, in 1932.
LZ 127, the Graf
Arguably the most important zeppelin ever built, the Graf Zeppelin
proved what could be done with a properly run and maintained
zeppelin. The Graf Zeppelin was the ultimate in passenger air travel
for the day and could put any modern commercial jet to shame when it
comes to comfort and style. The Graf was first walked out of her
hanger on the 18th of September, 1928. She would fly farther than any
zeppelin before or since.
LZ 129, the
Remembered for all the wrong reasons, this mighty airship made itself
famous far before its disastrous end. First flown in tests on March
4, 1936, the Hindenburg made its first flight on March 26 of the same
year. She would make several awe-inspiring flights before its
destruction at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
LZ 130, the Graf Zeppelin II