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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exterior of hangar constructed for LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Interior of hangar.