Zeppelin LZ2

Zeppelin LZ2

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national origin=Germany
manufacturer=Luftschiffbau Zeppelin
designer=Ludwig Dürr
first flight=17 January avyear|1906
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The Zeppelin "LZ2" was a German experimental airship first flown in 1906. It was the true "prototype" of the Zeppelin airship. The major mistakes made by Kübler in the design of the LZ1 were not repeated. The designer, Ludwig Dürr, who was to head the design of all subsequent Zeppelins, used triangular-section girders instead of Kübler's flat girders, and elevators instead of a lead weight to control pitch. The final addition was a triangular keel which became a major structural element, as well as a walkway between the gondolas, allowing access to much of the ship. [ cite book |last= Robinson |first= Douglas H. |title=Giants in the Sky |year=1973 |publisher=University of Washington Press |location=Seattle |pages=29 |isbn=0-295-95249-0 ] [cite book |last= Brooks |first= Peter W. |title=Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940 |year=1992 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution Press |location=Washington D.C. |pages=34-35 |isbn=1-56098-228-4 ] Though the life of the LZ2 was brief, only two flights, its near sister ship, the LZ3, first flew 9 October 1906. The LZ3 was purchased by the German Army and was operated as the LZI until 1913. [cite book |last= Brooks |first= Peter W. |title=Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940 |year=1992 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution Press |location=Washington D.C. |pages=34 |isbn=1-56098-228-4 ] Before being purchased by the Army, LZ3 made many flights and carried a number of influential passengers, including the German Crown Prince. [ cite book |last= Robinson |first= Douglas H. |title=Giants in the Sky |year=1973 |publisher=University of Washington Press |location=Seattle |pages=34 |isbn=0-295-95249-0 ]


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range km=1,100
range miles=680
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ceiling m=850
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