List of Zeppelins

This is a complete list of Zeppelins constructed by the original German Zeppelin companies from 1900 until 1938. Other types of rigid airships that are also sometimes referred to as zeppelins are not included.

The Zeppelin companies based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, numbered their aircraft LZ1/2/ ..., with LZ standing for "Luftschiff Zeppelin". Additionally, craft used for civilian purposes usually got a name, while military airships, on the other hand, were given "tactical numbering":

  • The German Army called its first Zeppelins Z I/II/ ... /XI/XII. During World War I they switched to using the LZ numbers, later adding 30 to obscure the total production.
  • The German Navy Zeppelins were labelled L 1/2/ ....

Since 1997, airships of the new type Zeppelin NT have been flying. They are not included here, as they are not Zeppelins in the traditional sense.

Read more about List Of Zeppelins:  Zeppelins Finished Before World War I, Zeppelins Constructed During World War I, Zeppelins Constructed After World War I

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