Hindenburg Premiere (Jun, 1936)
Giant Zeppelin Offers Luxury in Air Travel
Pronounced airworthy in its first test flights, the 812-foot German dirigible, LZ-129, shortly will be placed in transatlantic service between Germany and the United States. The big zeppelin has a passenger capacity of forty, with all modern conveniences for travel. Finely appointed staterooms, a dining room and large promenade deck are among its features, introducing new luxury into air travel. The LZ-129, which will be named “The Hindenburg,” measures 135 feet from gondola to the top of the great bag and has a gas capacity of 6,609,000 cubic feet. It has a lifting power of 210 tons and a cruising speed of eighty miles per hour. A quantity of freight and mail will be carried in addition to the passengers and crew.