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As he delivered mail on the zeppelins? :.: Article 18.01.2020 at 21:00 :.: Article

Any technical innovations, people tend to use to facilitate (improve) their own lives. So it was with airships — a huge aircraft lighter than air. Of course, first came the balloons, which were also lighter than air. Only here balloons flew as the wind blows, and wide practical application not found. Another thing — the airships. Though they were lighter-than-air, but had a powerful (at the time) engine, durable frame, good control and decent speed. At first the airships more famous on the battlefield. They were used during the First world war for bombing, reconnaissance and delivery. Germany, in General, and succeeded in the production of airships. After the war, in accordance with the new arrangements, the loser of Germany gave their airships to the victorious countries. However, scientific and technical personnel in Germany, and ten years after the end of the war (i.e. in 1928), the Germans built the airship LZ-127, which often in the books can be found under the name "Graf Zeppelin". This device could reach speeds of up to 125 kilometers per hour. Due to the wide advertising "Graf Zeppelin" quickly gained wide popularity. That is why it is in October, 1928, sent to a flight to another continent — North America. And once the airship took on Board quite a lot of mail. It was profitable by the carriers (for delivery of mail by air took on extra charge), and ordinary users too. After all, they could get to send your mail even more expensive, but faster. After a successful trip in the USA (as was previously called the U.S.) the popularity of the "Count Zeppelin" grew, and he in 1929 went around the world. In this way the airship was making three stops. By the way, "Zeppelin" flew then over the Soviet Union, approximately in the region of Vologda. Of course, this flight of the "Zeppelin" also brought mail, and a lot. It is known that the services of the German air mail was used by more than 40 States. In 1930 "Zeppelin" visited with a special visit to the Soviet Union. Again the airship was loaded with all sorts of correspondence. On Board were more than 13,500 letters! Interestingly, especially for those air packages were issued separate postage stamps. Even then they valued very highly, and to the present time became a philatelic rarity. Brand USA "Zeppelin" par 65 cents — one of the three, produced specifically for the pan American flight "Count Zeppelin" in may-June, 1930 Photo: In 1931, failed to make a joint German-Soviet project — flying airship in the polar region of the USSR (to the Bay Quiet). There he was to meet with the Soviet icebreaker "Malygin" to exchange mail. For this flight the airship was preparing in Germany, and in the way he moved only on July 26, 1931, from Leningrad. Flights to the Bay Quiet lasted 34 hours. During this time, his crew didn't waste any time and did some scientific observations and experiments. The mail exchange has occurred quite successfully, and soon the "Graf Zeppelin" has moved in the opposite direction. This year described the airship began to make regular flights to South America. It is found that for 250 flights (and there were more) "Zeppelin" carried more than 16,000 passengers, about 13 tons of mail and more than 33 tons of cargo. To this point, "Zeppelin" flew 420 000 kilometers. By early 1935, the "Graf Zeppelin" crossed the milestone of one million miles! Change the "Count Zeppelin" came a huge "Hindenburg", which surpassed its predecessor. He also transported mail and passengers by air and had to make, for example, seven flights to South America. However, in 1937 the Hindenburg crashed, and quickly the "Golden age" of the airships ended. But the mail continued to deliver, including through the air, but only on airplanes....

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