Celestial monsters - airships
• Heavenly monsters - airships
They were called Leviathans. And the greatest airships called Gargantua. It was the crown of engineering of its time. Huge and majestic, they could fly over vast distances, carrying a big load. The very same process of building is so beautiful that looking at these pictures it is impossible not to admire.
Less than a hundred years ago, many believed that it was for them the future of aeronautics. However, there dreams come true, and it was not possible. Under the cut interesting pictures and information about the airship.
To create the airship LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin had to use fire telescopic ladders, which employed workers.
Inside the LZ-126 during the assembly process.
While airships often called "islands in the sky." Aviation is the "dark ages", because the creators of airships competently incline governments of different countries, calling for it to invest in aircraft that are lighter than air.
The scale of these vessels is truly incredible. People in the photo next to the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin.
May 9, 1936. German airship Hindenburg led into the hangar, which was specially built in the town of Lakehurst for him, NJ. Note the mobile landing tower in the right side of the picture.
These smaller airships.
On board the Graf Zeppelin. Glamor and luxury of those times. No worse than "Titanic." In the first half of the 1930s airships "Graf Zeppelin" and "Hindenburg" regular flights between Germany and the United States.
Observation platform on the roof of a skyscraper Empire State Building was originally built as a docking station for airships.
A rare photo: airship docked with the skyscraper before the premises was completed.