|Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH|
|Founder||Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin|
Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH is a German company which, during the early 20th century, was a leader in the design and manufacture of rigid airships. An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome A count is a Nobleman in European countries The word count comes from French comte, itself from Latin Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin mostly called Count Zeppelin) ( July 8, 1838 – March 8, 1917) was a For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Aviation refers to activities involving man-made flying devices ( Aircraft) including the people organizations and regulatory bodies involved with them In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need Terminology In some countries airships are also known as dirigibles from the French (fr ''diriger'' to direct plus -ible) meaning "directable" Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung ( GmbH) is a type of legal entity very common in Germany (where it was created in 1892 Austria Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A rigid airship was a type of Airship in which the envelope retained its shape by the use of an internal structural framework rather than by being forced into The company was founded by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. A count is a Nobleman in European countries The word count comes from French comte, itself from Latin Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Graf von Zeppelin mostly called Count Zeppelin) ( July 8, 1838 – March 8, 1917) was a 'Luftschiffbau' is a German word meaning building of airships.
Count von Zeppelin had been building various guidable rigid airship prototypes from as early as 1899. For the first few years, finance for the research was supplied by the count himself, by private donations, and even a lottery. With the growing success of each flight, public interest also grew. In 1908, the 'Zeppelin LZ 4' crashed during a high profile test flight. The failure was somewhat serendipitous, in that it caused a flood of public support. The ensuing donation campaign collected over 6 million German marks which was used to set up both 'Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH' and a Zeppelin foundation.
Luftschiffbau Zeppelin manufactured many Zeppelin airships for both civilian and military use over then next few decades. A Zeppelin is a type of Rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century based on designs he had outlined However, with the rise of the Nazis in 1933, focus shifted to 'heavier than air' aircraft, due to their military superiority. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German By the onset of World War II, demand for the Zeppelins had waned. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In fact the last active vessels (LZ 127 and LZ 130) were decommissioned early in the war and salvaged for their precious aluminium. WikipediaNaming
Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH still exists as of 2005, and is a major shareholder in the company ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co. KG. which is developing and producing the Zeppelin NT. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout