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Zeppelin Hindenburg, 1937 - Large Authentic Models 

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Zeppelin Hindenburg, 1937 - Large Authentic Models

Historical Note:


Historical Note :       The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities. There was also one death of a ground crewman.

The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness reports from the landing field, which were broadcast the next day. A variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The incident shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the end of the airship era.

Product Features:   An oversized model of an oversized craft. See its details: engine pods, bridge, windows, markings, taut fabric stretched over frame.

Info:    Zeppelin Hindenburg, 1937 - Large

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  1. Graf Zeppelin Hindenburg-DAS BIG BIRD 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jul 2014

    It's strange how these large scale models have crept into my psyche. Once you have experienced one, you want more. I gave this 65" long Hindenburg a lot of thought and once it arrived, I was very pleased with this Authentic product. Well made, with bridge, engine pods, markings, windows, and taut fabric in addition to, two small rings atop the Hindenburg which enables this behemoth to be suspended from the ceiling. She defines a time when Germany was starting to strut around and pound her chest with such a large, long distance aerial menace, only to explode and consume herself within 60 seconds. Almost representing a small preview of what larger conflagration was to come a few short years later. I would like to thank Dave and Sally Aiken for spending a LOT of extra time on how to ship this very large, very fragile, delicate item which arrived in perfect order. Many thanks!!