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LZ-17 Sachsen (1/250 scale)

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The Sachsen, built for DELAG in 1913, was the sixth and last of Count von Zeppelin's pre-WWI civilian airships. Over the course of her commercial career she carried 9,836 passengers over 419 voyages. She was the first airship command of Ernst Lehmann who later lost his life in the Hindenburg disaster. During WWI the Sachsen was mustered into the German army as a training vessel. Later, she was armed and used in combat to drop bombs on Antwerp as well as other cities. By 1916 her technology had been eclipsed by newer airships and she was dismantled.

This is the first card model I’ve ever designed. It was something of a learning project and there are things I would design differently now. Nevertheless, the build is relatively simple though some patience and fiddling around may be required.

This kit is a 1/250 scale model and should be printed at 100% rather than 'fit to page'. The printable area is designed to fill a 7x10 inch area which should be appropriate for US Letter or A4 paper sizes. The test build was completed using 60# card stock available from most any office supply store.

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File Last Updated:
January 12, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on January 12, 2019.