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Old 27-06-2016, 06:27 PM   #558
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Arrow Lz 127

King Kong (1933): The Lost Spider Pit Sequence..

Graf Zeppelin flying over the Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 1930..
Built at the Zeppelin Company works (Luftschiffbau Zeppelin) in Friedrichshafen am Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany, between 1926 and 1928, the LZ-127 had a design patterned on that of the LZ-126, which the company had delivered as a war reparation to the U.S. Navy..Construction began in 1926 with the aid of a government grant although the majority of the necessary 2 million Reichsmarks (RM) in funding would eventually be raised by public subscription..The LZ 127 was completed and launched in September 1928..As with so many of its major journeys, the Europe-Pan American flight was largely funded by souvenir mail franked with special stamps issued by Spain, Brazil, and the United States good only for franking mail carried on one or more legs of the trip..In May 1930 the LZ 127 made its first visit to South America as part of a triangular flight between Spain, Brazil, and the US...Although the Graf Zeppelin II made 30 test, promotional, propaganda and military surveillance flights around Europe between the airship's launch in mid-September 1938 and its last flight 11 months later on 20 August, made just 10 days before the formal start of World War II in Europe with the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, the LZ 130 never entered the commercial passenger service for which it was built..How do you account for the fact that the bombing campaign has been going on for 13 years?..'m glad to see the Ministry's continuing its tradition of recruiting the brightest and best, sir..Where would we be if we didn't follow the correct procedures?..Bloody paperwork..Huh!..

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