Who designed Zeppelin airship?
The Zeppelin airships (of which probably the best known are the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg) were built at the Zeppelin Company works in Friedrichshaven, Germany. The principal designer of all except the first of the airships built by the Zeppelin company was Ludwig Durr (1878-1956). ...
Asked in Inventions
What year was the Zeppelin first invented?
The Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship invented and pioneered by the German Count, Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Despite the first commercial flight in 1910, Ferdinand von Zeppelin's ideas were first outlined in 1874 and formulated in detail in 1893. The Zeppelin was patented in Germany in 1895 and in the United States in 1899. ...
Asked in World War 1
How did zeppelin affect from World War 1?
The zeppelin was a German aircraft that was filled with helium, which was used to spy on opposing countries in the war as well as to drop bombs on later, however the zeppelin was found to be very impractical once airplanes obtained the technology to holster guns since they could easily be shot down. They weren't a major aspect of the war but it helped Germany later advance on to creation of new aircraft. ...
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft, WW1 Air Warfare
What was the first ace?
The French were the first to assign the Ace designation. Adolphe Pégoudwas the first Ace. He shot down 5 enemy aircraft in 1915. He was also the first Ace to be shot down and killed. Before the war, Pègoud was a flying instructor. In an odd twist of fate, he was shot down and killed by one of his pre-war pupils Unteroffizier Kandulski on 31 Aug 1915. ...
Asked in Music Genres
How did led zepplin get the name?
Keith Moon (drums, The Who) made the comment that they were so heavy 'they'd go down like a lead zeppelin.' Then the band's manager, Peter Grant, advised them to spell it Led Zeppelin rather than Lead Zeppelin because he thought people might pronounce it Leed Zeppelin. ...