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This Day in Aviation History
August 19th, 1929
First flight of the ZMC-2 airship.
 
The ZMC-2 (Zeppelin Metal Clad 200,000 ft. capacity) was the only successfully operated metal-skinned airship ever built. Constructed at Naval Air Station Grosse Ile by The Aircraft Development Corporation of Detroit, the ZMC-2 was operated by the U.S. Navy at Lakehurst, New Jersey from 1929 until its scrapping in 1941. While at Lakehurst it completed 752 flights, and logged 2265 hours of flight time....
 
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YouTube, First All-Metal Airship (1929): http://gstv.us/1HUPVXf
 
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Inside a Zeppelin shed
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