Airship hangar

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Airship hangars are specialized buildings that are used for sheltering airships during construction, maintenance and storage.wikipedia
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Rigid airships always needed to be based in airship hangars because weathering was a serious risk.
Airship hangars or airship sheds are generally larger than conventional aircraft hangars, particularly in height.

Friedrichshafen

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The construction of the first operational rigid airship LZ1 by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin started in 1899 in a floating hangar on Lake Constance at Manzell today part of Friedrichshafen.
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who was born in Konstanz (Constance), originally had his airships built in a floating airship hangar on the lake which could be aligned with the wind to support the difficult starting procedure.

Barrow-in-Furness

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This required the big construction sheds in Barrow-in-Furness, Inchinnan, Barlow and Cardington and the rigid airship war stations at Longside, East Fortune, Howden, Pulham (Norfolk) and Kingsnorth.
Vickers was also famous for the construction of airships and airship hangars during the early 20th century.

Rigid airship

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Rigid airships always needed to be based in airship hangars because weathering was a serious risk. The construction of the first operational rigid airship LZ1 by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin started in 1899 in a floating hangar on Lake Constance at Manzell today part of Friedrichshafen. Nevertheless, at the end of the First World War an airship station for rigid airships was built in Cuers-Pierrefeu by adding the parts of smaller hangars to two big ones.
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La France (airship)

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The first real airship hangar was built as Hangar “Y” at Chalais Meudon near Paris in 1879 where the engineers Charles Renard and Arthur Constantin Krebs constructed their first airship “La France”.
The airship hangar was built as Hangar “Y” at Chalais Meudon near Paris in 1879 where the La France” was constructed.

East Fortune

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This required the big construction sheds in Barrow-in-Furness, Inchinnan, Barlow and Cardington and the rigid airship war stations at Longside, East Fortune, Howden, Pulham (Norfolk) and Kingsnorth.
The RNAS airship station also included an airship hangar.

Cardington, Bedfordshire

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This required the big construction sheds in Barrow-in-Furness, Inchinnan, Barlow and Cardington and the rigid airship war stations at Longside, East Fortune, Howden, Pulham (Norfolk) and Kingsnorth.
They constructed a 700 ft airship hangar (the No. 1 Shed) in 1915 to enable them to build two rigid airships, the R-31 and the R-32.

Lakehurst Hangar No. 1

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Hangar No 1 at Lakehurst Naval Airship Station was built in 1921 to house the Navy's future rigid airships.
Hangar No. 1 is an airship hangar located at Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.

Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport

In the 1920s and 30s even bigger hangars for the new LZ 129 Hindenburg class airships were built at Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt and at Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport, Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the only Zeppelin airship hangar of all those built which still exists
The hangar is an original surviving example of a structure built to accommodate rigid airships and the only Zeppelin airship hangar of all those built which remains a hangar

Orly Airport

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At Paris-Orly Airport two concrete hangars were built between 1923 and 1926.
Before this two huge airship hangars had been built there by the engineer Eugène Freyssinet from 1923 on.

Goodyear Airdock

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Additional hangars, which housed the and, exist in Akron, Ohio (the Goodyear Airdock, 1929) and Sunnyvale, California (Hangar One, Moffett Federal Airfield, 1932).
The Goodyear Airdock is a construction and storage airship hangar in Akron, Ohio.

Zeppelin

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In the 1920s and 30s even bigger hangars for the new LZ 129 Hindenburg class airships were built at Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt and at Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport, Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the only Zeppelin airship hangar of all those built which still exists
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Lakehurst Maxfield Field

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Hangar No 1 at Lakehurst Naval Airship Station was built in 1921 to house the Navy's future rigid airships.
NAS Lakehurst was the center of airship development in the United States and housed three of the U.S. Navy's four rigid airships, (ZR-1) Shenandoah, (ZR-3) Los Angeles, and (ZRS-4) Akron. A number of the airship hangars built to berth these ships still survive.

Tropical Islands Resort

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After the bankruptcy of Cargolifter AG it was converted into the leisure center “Tropical Islands”.
It is housed in a former airship hangar (known as the Aerium), the biggest free-standing hall in the world.

Airship

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Nevertheless, at the end of the First World War an airship station for rigid airships was built in Cuers-Pierrefeu by adding the parts of smaller hangars to two big ones.
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Moffett Federal Airfield

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Additional hangars, which housed the and, exist in Akron, Ohio (the Goodyear Airdock, 1929) and Sunnyvale, California (Hangar One, Moffett Federal Airfield, 1932).
The airship hangar is constructed on a network of steel girders sheathed with galvanized steel.

CargoLifter

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After the Second World War worldwide only one big airship shed had been built: The one in Brand south of Berlin for the construction of the Cargolifter AG airship.
The airship hangar was converted to a 'tropical paradise'-themed indoor holiday resort called Tropical Islands, which opened in 2004.

Charles Renard

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The first real airship hangar was built as Hangar “Y” at Chalais Meudon near Paris in 1879 where the engineers Charles Renard and Arthur Constantin Krebs constructed their first airship “La France”.

Arthur Constantin Krebs

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The first real airship hangar was built as Hangar “Y” at Chalais Meudon near Paris in 1879 where the engineers Charles Renard and Arthur Constantin Krebs constructed their first airship “La France”.

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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The construction of the first operational rigid airship LZ1 by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin started in 1899 in a floating hangar on Lake Constance at Manzell today part of Friedrichshafen.

Lake Constance

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The construction of the first operational rigid airship LZ1 by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin started in 1899 in a floating hangar on Lake Constance at Manzell today part of Friedrichshafen.

Biesdorf (Berlin)

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For the same reason later rotating hangars were built at Biesdorf (today part of Berlin) and at the Nordholz Airbase, to the south of Cuxhaven in Germany.

Berlin

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For the same reason later rotating hangars were built at Biesdorf (today part of Berlin) and at the Nordholz Airbase, to the south of Cuxhaven in Germany.

Nordholz Naval Airbase

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For the same reason later rotating hangars were built at Biesdorf (today part of Berlin) and at the Nordholz Airbase, to the south of Cuxhaven in Germany.

Germany

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For the same reason later rotating hangars were built at Biesdorf (today part of Berlin) and at the Nordholz Airbase, to the south of Cuxhaven in Germany.