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Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zepplin was a German general born in 1838 . He served as an official observer with the Union Army during the American Civil War . He visited the balloon camp of Thaddeus Lowe .  When he resigned from the army at age 52 in 1891 he devoted his time to designing rigid steerable airships .  He died in 1917 before the end of the World War .

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zepplin ship 1908


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2 responses to “zepplin

  1. It always amazes me just how large they are!

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