Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98)
Imperial Germany (1917)
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Service Year: 1917
Classification Type: U-class Airship
Manufacturer(s): Imperial Germany
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Surviving the fighting of World War 1, the German Empire Zeppelin L.52 was destroyed by her crew after the conflict in June of 1919.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98) U-class Airship. Entry last updated on 4/3/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
L.52 was once such German development. She was powered by 5 x Maybach HSLu engines developing 240 horsepower each. She could therefore manage a maximum speed of 106 kph and reach a service ceiling of 6,000 meters. Operational range was 12,230 kilometers. Dimensions included a length of 196.5 meters, a diameter of 24 meters and a height of 28 meters. She was crewed by 20 personnel.
L.52 served the German military as a reconnaissance and bombing Zeppelin during World War 1 (1914-1918). The aircraft managed a total of 20 reconnaissance sorties during her short operational career that began on July 14th, 1917. She is notable for one air raid against Britain where a storm misguided her in the direction of London airspace to which her crew proceeded to drop its 4,450lb bomb load on the capital. Surviving the war, L.52 was destroyed by her own crew on June 23rd, 1919 lest she fell into enemy hands. L.52 was given the production designation of "LZ.98" and was of the U-class of Zeppelins.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (66mph).
Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
Graph showcases the Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.