The ZR-3 was produced at the Zeppelin works in Friedrichshafen,
Germany as war-debt compensation to the United States.
Built for commercial use, the 2,470,000 cubic foot ship
was built to carry 20 passengers. She was flown to NAS
Lakehurst, NJ in October 1924, at the conclusion of
an 83 hour, 5,000 mile transatlantic flight.
The captain of the ship during the maiden voyage was
Dr. Hugo Eckner, one of the pioneers of rigid airship
design. After being transferred to U.S. Government ownership,
she was commissioned the USS Los Angeles in 1924. ZR-3
enjoyed a long and storied flight history prior to being
decommissioned in 1932.
The venerable ship was finally dismantled in 1939.
This Winston Classic kit of the famous U.S Navy ZR-3
results in a stunning 36" long display model. Plans
for this model were originally penned over 30 years
ago, and Megatech designers decided to "re-engineer"
a kit to the standards of today's discriminating model
builder. Features like laser-cut lite plywood bulkheads,
contest quality balsa and formed plastic detail parts
make this model simple to assemble for anyone with balsa
kit building experience.
Extra details like clear celluloid (to simulate rotating
propellers) and black nylon string (for control linkage
and antennas), and quality covering tissue result in
a model you'll be proud to finish and display.