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Hindenburg’s Construction

Hindenburg’s construction spanned five years, 1931-1936. At Friedrichshafen, Germany, workers stretched fabric, later doped, over its duralumin framework.
Hindenburg’s construction spanned five years, 1931-1936. At Friedrichshafen, Germany, workers stretched fabric, later doped, over its duralumin framework.
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Duralumin Rings

Thirty-nine duralumin rings attached to lateral girders form the lightweight but strong 803-foot-long framework that supported Hindenburg’s four Daimler-Benz engines.
Thirty-nine duralumin rings attached to lateral girders form the lightweight but strong 803-foot-long framework that supported Hindenburg’s four Daimler-Benz engines.
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Hindenburg’s Hydrogen Cells

When filled, Hindenburg’s sixteen hydrogen cells provided the lift for the lighter-than-air craft. Titanic had sixteen “watertight” compartments.
When filled, Hindenburg’s sixteen hydrogen cells provided the lift for the lighter-than-air craft. Titanic had sixteen ”watertight” compartments.
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Titanic’s Generators

Four generators produced electricity for Titanic’s machinery and passenger accommodations.
Four generators produced electricity for Titanic’s machinery and passenger accommodations.
Courtesy National Museums Northern Ireland

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Titanic’s Side Propellers

Two three-story-high engines turned Titanic’s side propellers at up to seventy-five revolutions per minute.
Two three-story-high engines turned Titanic’s side propellers at up to seventy-five revolutions per minute.
Courtesy Library of Congress

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