Weapons on World War
1:The zeppelin.
By:Rodrigo and Roberto.
Zeppelin is…
The Zeppelin, also known as blimp,
was an airship that was used during
the early part of the war in bombing
r...
The form of the first Zeppelins was a long cylinder
with tapered ends and complex multi-plane fins.
During World War I, as...
History
They were patented in Germany in 1895 and in the
United States in 1899. After the outstanding success
of the Zeppe...
During World War 1…
The German airships were operated by both
the Army and Navy as two entirely separate
divisions. Over t...
Places attacked by the
zeppelin
The first Zeppelin raid on England took place in January 1915.
From then until the end of ...
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Presentación WW1 Roberto and Rodrigo

  1. 1. Weapons on World War 1:The zeppelin. By:Rodrigo and Roberto.
  2. 2. Zeppelin is… The Zeppelin, also known as blimp, was an airship that was used during the early part of the war in bombing raids by the Germans. They carried machine guns and bombs. However, they were abandoned because they were easy to shoot out of the sky
  3. 3. The form of the first Zeppelins was a long cylinder with tapered ends and complex multi-plane fins. During World War I, as a result of improvements by the rival firm Schütte-Lanz Luftschiffbau, the design was changed to the more familiar streamlined shape and empennage of cruciform fins used by almost all later airships. Within this envelope, several separate "cells" or "gasbags", contained the lighter-than-air gas. For most rigid airships the gasbags were made of many sheets of goldbeater's skin made from the intestines of cows.
  4. 4. History They were patented in Germany in 1895 and in the United States in 1899. After the outstanding success of the Zeppelin design, the word zeppelin came to be commonly used to refer to all rigid airships.
  5. 5. During World War 1… The German airships were operated by both the Army and Navy as two entirely separate divisions. Over the course of World War I, the Zeppelins were mainly used in reconnaissance missions for the Navy. Bombing missions, especially those targeting London, captured the public's imagination, but, in the end, proved to have only psychological value, and were not a military success. These were executed by both Navy and Army aircraft.
  6. 6. Places attacked by the zeppelin The first Zeppelin raid on England took place in January 1915. From then until the end of World War I the German Navy and Army Air Services mounted over 50 bombing raids on the United Kingdom. These were generally referred to as "Zeppelin raids", although both Zeppelin and Schütte-Lanz airships were used. From the beginning the airships had the advantage of flying at a higher altitude than could be reached by defending aircraft or anti-aircraft fire, and could carry a significant bomb-load, but weather conditions and night flying conditions made navigation and therefore bombing accuracy difficult. Bombs could be dropped miles off target (one raid on London actually bombed Hull instead) and pin-point accuracy to hit military targets was impossible. The civilian casualties made the Zeppelins an object of hatred, widely dubbed “baby-killers”. The airships made 20 raids in 1915, mostly Navy, mostly Zeppelins, and dropped 37 tons of bombs, killing 181 and injuring another 455 people.

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