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Zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von . 1838--1917, German aeronautical pioneer, who designed and manufactured airships (zeppelins)
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Moreover, between the morale factor, the occasional damage done and the resources diverted to countering them, the Zeppelins could also lay claim to being history's first strategic bombers.
On the afternoon of April 2, two Zeppelins lifted off from their base at Nordholz and headed out across the North Sea towards the east coast of Scotland, joined soon after by two others.
So it is little wonder that when, four years later Eva Jamieson witnessed a German Zeppelin airship over her home in Bedlington in Northumberland, it left an impression which lasted a lifetime.
After the rst Zeppelin air raids over England killed and injured several people in King's Lynn and Yarmouth in January 1915, anti-aircraft guns were set up in Keresley and Wyken Grange.
GREAT The exploit of the late Lieutenant Warneford VC, demonstrated an effective method of destroying Zeppelins, and the invention of Mr Sambrook employs a similar method: in as much as it will set fire to a Zeppelin in a position which cannot be detected by the crew.
Younis rode aboard one of the two Zeppelins flying commercially in the world.
The Hindenburg disaster in the US in 1937 showed spectacularly the effects of the gas exploding in a Zeppelin.
As the warning came through of the approaching Zeppelins, John ran to his station at Clifford's Fort to answer the call to colours.
Now a California company isbringing them back, with plans to offer aerial tours of the San FranciscoBay area in a newly-built zeppelin.
Code-named ``Walrus,'' the new airship would fly using a combination of lighter-than-air gas - like conventional blimps or World War I zeppelins - and aerodynamic lift generated by the craft's shape, as well as thrust vectoring.
Early last century, numerous hangars were built across the country for fleets of Zeppelins employed for military and commercial purposes.