Authentic Models 1937 Zeppelin model known as Hindenburg is a replica of one of the biggest names in the aviation history. Premier Gifts offers this oversized aircraft as an exclusive gift for the lucky owner. Completely handcrafted with attention to the smallest detail, this classic German replica model airship will amaze all. This Hindenburg aircraft model is an exact scale model of the aviation icon and includes minute details on the main features of the model such as the engine pods, bridge, windows, markings, taut fabric stretched over frame, and over 600 glue joints and tail markings.
Hindenburg was German lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine, which was used for commercial public purposes and was the largest airship by volume. The Zeppelin Company was responsible for designing and building this airship and Zeppelin Airline Company was responsible for the operation. The first test flight occurred on 4 March 1936 with 86 passengers on board, and the first formal public flight is dated 26 March 1936 when the journey was planned to go around Germany which totals more than 6,500km.
This was to be followed by transatlantic flight to Rio de Janeiro. The last voyage is reported to have been on 3 May 1937, when Hindenburg left Frankfurt for a round trip to North America and 3 days later, when arriving back in Germany, Hindenburg burst into flames and sadly 36 people died.
This historical replica model of Hindenburg from Premier Gifts is a perfect aviation gift for everyone who can appreciate the exceptional features of this model. The model is best displayed by hanging from the ceiling to show all the details. Premier Gifts offers also a larger version of this airship model, in particular the Authentic Models Zeppelin Hindenburg model.