Hindenburg Girder Fragment

Luftschiffbau Zeppelin1936

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas, Texas, United States

Recovered from the wreckage of the LZ-129 Hindenburg, this charred piece of a duralumin structural girder survived the explosion. Duralumin is an early type of aluminum alloy used to construct the structural framework of the early passenger airships. Of interest is the large circular holes in the girder. This unique design maintained structural integrity, reduced overall weight, and allowed for better lifting qualities.


  • Title: Hindenburg Girder Fragment
  • Creator: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin
  • Date Created: 1936
  • Location Created: Friedrichshafen, Germany

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