Zeppelins During WW1

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by KriegsmarineFreak, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. DaveW53

    DaveW53 Member


    Wonderful pictures. The wait was certainly worth it. The last picture, with people in the background gives a sense of the scale of this huge model.

  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Yes, the scale is immense and the amount of detail on the parts was superb.

    Even though it is a model, I think it weighs in at many kilos and was suspended with thick steel cables.

  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Just found this site with several Zeppelin photographs.
    Searching for an obscure WW1 plane and thought this may be of interest to some.

    First World War.com - Aviation


  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I took some more photographs of the large model Zeppelin which is suspended from the hanger roof at the Luftwaffen Museum, Gatow, Berlin.

    Whilst there I picked up a fly sheet for the museum named Aeronauticum which is dedicated to the Airship and Naval Aviation which may be of interest to some of our members.

    I will try and get there this year and if so will post any photographs I take.

    Here is a link to their website, English language version.

    Google Translate


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  5. Owen

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  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Of course Leefe-Robinson, along with Sowry and Tempest (two other RAF pilots famous for shooting down Zeppelins) flew from RAF Suttons Farm.
    After the RAF expansion in the 1930s the airfield was renamed RAF Hornchurch and was an 11 Group Sector Station throughout WW2.
    The early part of Richard C. Smith's book 'Hornchurch Scramble' covers the early exploits of the airfield and the Zeppelin interceptions very well.
  8. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    I have often wondered how the Bristol Buckingham aircraft was so named.After watching the programme,it looks to me that the aircraft may have been named after Buckingham, the pioneer of the development of incendiary ammunition.

    Did he also try to work up his own aircraft company?
  9. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you might find the following books of interest "The First Blitz" and "The Baby Killers:German Air raids on Britain in the First World War"
  11. BG2012

    BG2012 Member

    I watched the programe on CH4 and didnt think it would be that hard to shoot one down until watching the programe.

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