The era of the great German zeppelins ended over a New Jersey airfield in 1937 when the Hindenburg with swastikas on its tailfins and wealthy passengers in its luxury quarters - burst into flames during a trans-Atlantic flight.
That disaster, plus the advent of commercial jets, led to the demise of the magnificent airships.
But the zeppelin is about to be reborn. In April, a subsidiary of the concern that built the original zeppelins expects to complete the first new model since the Nazi era.
The prototype, the LZ LZ - Landing Zone
LZ - Luftschiff Zeppelin (German Zeppelin airship) N07, is one-third the length of the massive Hindenburg and lacks its luxurious accommodations. It will take passengers on short jaunts over Europe, not across the Atlantic.http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GERMAN+FILM+SEEKS+TO+RETURN+ZEPPELINS+TO+EUROPEN+SKIES.(NEWS)-a0840349