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Friedrichshafen Germany 1924 stock footage and images

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Men mount engine on a gondola as they construct USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) airship in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The construction of USS Los Angeles (ZR-3), LZ-126, rigid airship by Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The finished skeleton of the airship shows bottom of frame gondolas and oil tanks. Men work on the ship. Men mount engine on a gondola. They attach fabric to framework. Men on ladders work on bow and tail. A man manipulates the elevator controls. Interior of ZR-3 before installing gas balloonettes. Interior of a catwalk. Main passageway of the gondola. Navigating bridge and controls. Radio instruments in communication center.

Date: 1924
Duration: 6 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Science fiction filming and actual rocket-related activities and events in Germany

A 1940 movie entitled "Weltraum Schiff I Startet Eine Technische Fantasie" (Space Ship I launches a technical fantasy). Imaginary view of moon shining over Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen in the future. Views of a huge hangar and industrial complex with a rocket on a launch pad. A large crowd is gathered and listens to a technician speak about a moon rocket.project. Supposedly, the director of the Friedrichshafen airship shipyard speaks to some reporters about aircraft, flying, rocketry, and space travel, while speaking about manned rocket flight to the moon. He answers questions from members of the press corps. Animated pictures show critical distance for escaping earth's gravity and other aspects of a moon flight. Posters of various German Dornier airplanes line the briefing room, including: a circa 1937 Dornier Do 17; Dornier Do 24 3-engined flying boat; Do-X 6-engined flying boat; Dornier Do J II Wal; Dornier Do-19 aircraft; Dornier Do-18 push-pull twin engine flying boat, and the mammoth Do-X twelve-engine flying boat with its date, 1929, stenciled on the bottom of its left wing. From this point on, the narrator continues speaking but the images are of actual applications of rocketry to land vehicles and aircraft. View of a small rocket fired from a tilted trough type launcher. A sign warns about fire explosives ("Vorsicht Mit Feuer SprengstoffI"). Igniter being wired to rockets on the Opel RAK-2 rocket propelled car. Max Valier sitting in his rocket propelled car Valier RAK-6. Fritz Von Opel sitting in his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2. Fritz Von Opel driving his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2 at Avus track in Berlin on May 23, 1928. A sign above the seating area reads: "Zeitnahme" (Timekeeping). Driven by 24 solid-fuel rockets, the car raises smoke and dust in its wake as it reaches a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Brief view of the Opel-Sander Opel RAK-.3 Zopeltra rocket rail rider racing along a track in 1928. The Opel-Sander RAK-1 rocket propelled airplane on a launching rail. With Opel at the controls, It fires up and takes off in a cloud of smoke, at Frankfurt-am-Main airport, on 30 September 1929. A rocket test resulting in failure, as the rocket tumbles to the ground after rising only a short distance after launch. Men gather around a liquid oxygen tank as it fuels a rocket car driven by Max Valier. His white car is seen speeding along the ramp of an airport, past a twin engine high-wing monoplane. Next, Valier is seen in April 1930, smiling as he sits in his liquid rocket propelled car, surrounded by spectators. Glimpse of a rocket vehicle on a railway, as it fires up sending a cloud of smoke that obscures the scene completely. A poster showing starry sky and reading:"Die Erreichbarkeit Der Himmelskorper" (The accessibility of the celestial body). Fingers working rapidly on an arithmetic calculator. Fumes rising from a beaker of liquid oxygen. A technician (hands only, seen) pours liquid into one of a number of beakers in a laboratory. It produces a chemical reaction causing dark smoke to rise from the beaker. (World War II period).

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Landing operations of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship at Friedrichshafen, Germany

LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin floats in air low above field in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Letters on side of LZ-127 reads 'Graf Zeppelin'. Radio room under LZ-127. Ground crews encircle the control gondola of the airship as it touches down, and German soldiers, in uniform, help stabilize the tail support. Large tail propeller seen above their heads. Spectators walk toward LZ-127.

Date: 1928
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Graf Zeppelin airship LZ-127 at Friedrichshafen, Germany. Dr. Hugo Eckener exits cabin and waves.

LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin after landing in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Police and Army personnel surround the airship's rear gondola. One propeller of LZ-127 can be seen on gondola. Hugo Eckener exits LZ-127 cabin and waves to cheering crowd. Hugo Eckener with other officials drinks at table.

Date: 1928
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship lands in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship descending to land in Friedrichshafen, Germany. men surround the foward cabin and hold it down. Soldiers surround the rear gondola as it lowers toward ground. They hang from the gondola and ride a short distance that way. View of the LZ-127 airship moored to a tower.

Date: 1928
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The Zeppelin dirigible LZ-129 (Hindenburg) under construction inside hangar, at Friedrichshafen, Germany.

LZ-129 Airship (Hindenburg) under construction in Friedrichshafen,Germany. Men work inside hangar. Structural framework for the Hindenburg is taken inside hangar. Visitors stand at entrance to the hangar to look at the airship under construction and read about it on signs and displays. Prefabricated sections of framework are moved into position by cable hoists. A man rides on a cable suspended from the hangar ceiling and another descends on a cable-supported scaffold. several men walk precariously along framework stringers of the airship and perform tasks at certain points along the way. One man climbs down a circular member. View, from ascending scaffold, of the structure taking shape. A workman moves on hands and knees, backwards, cautiously, across a top framework member. Shape is becoming recognizable, as seen from ascending scaffold. Having climbed down a circular section of framework, a workman hangs by his hands and drops to hangar floor. That circular section is then raised by hoists.

Date: 1931
Duration: 3 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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