German airship manufacturer Ferdinand von Zeppelin dies

German airship manufacturer Ferdinand von Zeppelin dies

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He built the first rigid airship, often called just Zeppelin today. After retiring from army, he started a company to build airships in 1898. His first airship took off in 1900 at Lake Constance, where she had been assembled in a floating assembly shed. During the Great war, Zeppelins were used to bomb Britain.

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