Saturday, August 15, 2009

Airship Italia

Built as a private venture, this 105 m-long semi-rigid airship reached the North Pole at 12:24 am on May 24, 1928 under command of Gen. Umberto Nobile.
Crashed on the next day about 120 km (75 mi) northeast of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard.

Read more about it (Wiki, EN)
Photo © Bundesarchiv

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