General Product Description
Our PlaneArts Zepellin L48 Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual aircraft. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Zepellin L48 Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual airship, bimp or dirigible.
If you require we can also make the Zepellin L48 Model in any other air operator livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Zepellin L48 Model Details
At about 02.00 hrs on the morning of June 17 1917a Zeppelin crashed just outside the small village of Thebertonnear Leiston in Suffolk. As it descended the glow in the sky could be seen for miles around, some accounts state up to a distance of 50 miles. This Zeppelin was L48 although to be precise it should be considered as being LZ95 (LZ = +Luft Zeppelin+.), as it was the ninety fifth example of the type of the production line. However it was frequent for the German Navy to acquire such ships and then re-designate them with the number according to the delivery schedule. Therefore +LZ95+. was the Navy rsquo;s forty eighth Zeppelin and so became the L48. She was an example of the newldquo;Height Climber rdquo; Zeppelins where everything possible including most or all the armament had been stripped back to increase operational altitude. The aluminium structure had been so refined and reduced that under certain conditions these Height Climbers could bend with appearance of a giant cucumber. Their size was immense having a total capacity volume of 55,800 square metres and an overall length of 196.5 Metres. L48 had her maiden flight still under manufacturer rsquo;s hands (as LZ95) on 22nd May 1917.
Her first operational sortie was 17 June; it was during this sortie that she was destroyed. Illustrating just how Zeppelins no longer had the rule of the skies, in fact they had not had such freedom for over a near now. The inventions of Buckingham/Brock/ Pomeroy incendiary bullets had really been instrumental in their attrition rate and consequent demise in Zeppelin crew morale. Numerous quotations exist from various Zeppelin crew members who were all pre-occupied with death by burning or having to make the decision to jump. The fact that +Zeppelins+. always crossed the coast in multiples, and that when one caught light due to being shot down it was clearly visible to these other crews must have been terrifying.