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.
The LZ-129 airship (Hindenburg) under construction in Friedrichsshafen, Germany. Men work on aluminum girders of airship. Man comes down in elevator. Aluminum girder structure dragged into hangar. Man climbs along girder framework of the airship high above the ground with safety line attached to himself. Circular section of framework is lifted into position by hoisting cables. Framework in nose section of the Hindenburg has taken shape, as viewed from moving scaffold, descending.
Successful test of the first German Post office mail rocket at Dummersee, Germany, on April 15,1931. It carries 180 pieces of mail (postcards). Reinhold Tiling is seen with his mechanic, Friedrich Kuhr, who holds the rocket, as Tiling inserts a cylinder containing compressed powder fuel. They then invert the rocket and Tiling affixes its nose cone. A post office official hands pieces of mail to Tiling, who places them into the rocket. They position the rocket on its launch stand and fire it. Uniformed Postal officials (and some military officers) watch the rocket as it rises smoothly after launch. Larger, better, and lighter metal (aluminum) are developed in 1931-32.
Friedrich Kuhr standing next to a huge rocket with a wing span of 4 meters.
The construction of USS Los Angeles rigid airship by Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The ship was made at the request of U.S. Navy Department. The chief component being used is duraluminum. Animation depicts the methods of duraluminum stampings and assembly of girders. The workers work at a workshop. Construction and erection of a frame ring. Animated model shows construction of nose and tail. Men carry assembled tail section frame and attach it to the rest of the skeleton.
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.