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The Hindenburg

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The Hindenburg and Airships The HIndenburg originally designated l.Z.129 and was completed and tested in Germany in 1936. Its can go up to speeds of 82 mph
and also accommodated more than 70 passengers It also has a dining room, library, a lounge with a grand piano, and a cocktail lounge. The airship was also used to transport mail and passengers. The Hindenburg was the world's first transatlantic commercial airliner. It marked the end of the use of airships in the world air commerce. LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Fall Of The Hindenburg claimed 36 lives of the 97 on board. An airship is a type of lighter than aircraft with propulsion and steering system. There's two basic types of Airships. Depends on pressure created by a series of air diaphragms inside its gas space. There is the Ridgid Airship Doesn't have an internal structure to maintain the shape of its hull envelope And the Nonrigid Airship Written Sources: Citations: Hindenburg and Airships. deluxe home. 1. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Incorporated, 1991. 227. Internet Sources: . "The Zeppelin Hindenburg." Www.Space.com. TechMediaNetwork, 2012. Web. 20 Sep 2012. Hindenburg and Airships. Deluxe Home. 10. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Incorporated, 1991. 168. Print 1. 2. . "The Hindenburg Photos." www.afn.org. Todd L. Sherman, February 25,2011. Web. 20 Sep 2012 1. 2. The Hindenburg burning on May 6, 1937 The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness report from the landing field, which was broadcast the next day. The actual cause of the fire remains unknown, although a variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire
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