December 161929: The R.100, the great Yorkshire England built airship, sister of the R.101, was launched from her shed at Howden and made her maiden voyage to Cardington. The 140 miles were covered in two hours. Photo: Planet News Archive/Getty

December 161929: The R.100, the great Yorkshire England built airship, sister of the R.101, was launched from her shed at Howden and made her maiden voyage to Cardington. The 140 miles were covered in two hours. Photo: Planet News Archive/Getty

Nave nodriza se acerca a la tierra mmm... Aviones Gloster Gavilán con motor Jaguar de 350HP cuelgan de un dirigible clase R33 Patrol británico, 1926.

Nave nodriza se acerca a la tierra mmm... Aviones Gloster Gavilán con motor Jaguar de 350HP cuelgan de un dirigible clase R33 Patrol británico, 1926.

The German Graf Zeppelin and the British R100 at Cardington, England, 1929 or 1930.

The German Graf Zeppelin and the British R100 at Cardington, England, 1929 or 1930.

USS Los Angeles, ZR-3, lands onboard the USS Saratoga, CV-3, 28 January 1928. ZR-3, USS Los Angeles, was a zeppelin built in Germany for the United States Navy as part of a reparations payment. She was our longest-serving airship from 1924-1939. Her landing onboard the USS Saratoga on 28 January 1928 was a one-time event and as far as I know the only airship landing on a carrier. There possibly were others during the World War II years, but I haven’t found any documented yet.

USS Los Angeles, ZR-3, lands onboard the USS Saratoga, CV-3, 28 January 1928. ZR-3, USS Los Angeles, was a zeppelin built in Germany for the United States Navy as part of a reparations payment. She was our longest-serving airship from 1924-1939. Her landing onboard the USS Saratoga on 28 January 1928 was a one-time event and as far as I know the only airship landing on a carrier. There possibly were others during the World War II years, but I haven’t found any documented yet.

GERMAN NAVAL AIRSHIP L25 (Q 58457)   German naval airship L25. Completed Potsdam; commissioned on 14 November 1915. Capacity 1 126 700 cubic feet. Length 536.4 feet; diameter 61.35 feet. Four 240 hp maybach engines. Speed 61 mph. Ceiling 12 800 feet. Old LZ88 reconstructed, renamed L25 and recommissioned 19 January 1917. Broken up at Potsdam, Germany, 15 September 1917.

GERMAN NAVAL AIRSHIP L25 (Q 58457) German naval airship L25. Completed Potsdam; commissioned on 14 November 1915. Capacity 1 126 700 cubic feet. Length 536.4 feet; diameter 61.35 feet. Four 240 hp maybach engines. Speed 61 mph. Ceiling 12 800 feet. Old LZ88 reconstructed, renamed L25 and recommissioned 19 January 1917. Broken up at Potsdam, Germany, 15 September 1917.

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31 Photos From the Golden Age of Airships, When Zeppelins Ruled the Sky

The nose piece of the R101 airship under construction at the Royal Airship Works at Cardington, Bedfordshire, England - 17 May 1929

The nose piece of the R101 airship under construction at the Royal Airship Works at Cardington, Bedfordshire, England - 17 May 1929

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