The Zeppelin Museum IV – Military Zeppelins – Part 2

After a fairly long interval since the last entry, here are a few more images of artifacts from the military use of Zeppelins on display in the very steampunk Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen:

The patterns of Zeppelin crews’ uniforms:


Zeppelin Uniform

The standard-issue Schako-helmet for crew members (worn while on the ground), fashioned after the Schako of the Prussian Gardejäger (I wonder if I can purchase one somewhere…):

Zeppelin Crew Tschako

A model of Luftschiff L 30:

Kaiserlicher Zeppelin L30


 The board machine-gun Zeppelins carried later during the war, apart from bombs, this was their only armament. So it was nothing like the heavily armed Zeppelins you find in Steampunk fiction, especialy if it is manga/anime style:

Zeppelin Board Machine Gun


And then there is this remarcable vision, NASA had much later:

NASA Zeppelin


And the corresponding text:

NASA Zeppelin Description plaque

Still, there is more to come, I still have more photos. Next time, I will loose a few words on one expedition of a Zeppelin which attemped to bring supplies to the German troops fighting in Africa.

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