First World War tech: Zeppelins

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First World War tech: Zeppelins

When a German aristocrat Brigadier General Ferdinand Zeppelin retired from the army in 1891, he devoted himself to the study of aeronautics.

His proposals to the government for a lighter-than-air flying machine were rejected in 1894, but nevertheless he would invest all his money into a company producing airships.

By 1898 Zeppelin had constructed his first airship.

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  1. ITZ COMICAL March 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    it would have been easier if they had incendiary rounds back then

  2. Tylerjohn29 March 4, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply


  3. CaptainQuirk March 4, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    wish you talked about the l30

  4. Jed Diaz March 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Kirov Reporting

  5. The Soviet Union March 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Were any used in World War 2?

  6. eckra134 March 2, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Please do a Russian empire army and soviet army videos!

  7. P3tronas March 2, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    I hate the zeppelin on operations….

  8. Gloin son of Gorin February 28, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Still , Why the zeppelins is so hard to take control ? It just a balon , right ?

  9. new world order February 28, 2017 at 6:39 am - Reply

    boom boom boom boom dadadadadadadadadadadada boom

  10. Oppo Malatin February 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Kirov Reporting

  11. killbot86 February 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply


  12. gregorio clancy February 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Yeah it wasn't until Zeppelin crashed many of his prototypes that the german militar actually bought them. At first they weren't interested. Also, zeppelins were pretty much worthless in war and pretty crap at bombing because of how fragile they were.

  13. Exo Deck February 26, 2017 at 3:52 am - Reply

    is like balloon Right? 1 shot it fly away like baloon

  14. Miles Skillman February 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I shot them down in about ten times. Hype! Good video, btw!

  15. ciaran fay February 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I wanna Whole Lotta Love

  16. Cancerton Aidsworth February 24, 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Our airship has arrived

  17. Zigg February 23, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

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  18. SKeE_MiKe February 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply


  19. J Momma February 21, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    is it true that zeppelin was croatian innovation ?

  20. Lulkoek 141 February 21, 2017 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Battlefield 1???

  21. wood1155 February 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    You can't just put some holes in the gas bags and expect them to fall out of the sky. The had dozens of hydrogen filled gas bags so a few leaking was nothing. The British found you couldn't burn them easily with incendiary bullets because a burning bullet would extinguish after it enters a gas bag since there was no oxygen inside the bag just hydrogen. The technique to shooting them down was to cause a large enough hole in a bag to allow enough oxygen to enable a flame to spread and of course once the burning started then it was out of control very fast.

  22. EliteWarrior007 February 17, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Every time I see the word Zeppelin, I immediately think of Led Zeppelin

  23. SLAm mASTER February 17, 2017 at 4:08 am - Reply

    First the zepelins attacked then when theyre shoot down explode…

  24. Jason Thomas February 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    this blimp was in battlefield 1

  25. FlameDemonGamez February 16, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Its funny how zeppelins were made before planes xD

  26. TheBedrockBuster February 16, 2017 at 6:05 am - Reply

    So impractical, yet badass.

  27. Metallic Bullet February 14, 2017 at 12:10 am - Reply


  28. Hipgluthabidydabidy December 22, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I just don't see how they worked, surely a few bullets in this thing and it would go down

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