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Zepellin L48 Model
Zepellin L48
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 20.00 in.[50.80 cm.] • Span - 2.70 in.[6.90 cm.] • Height - 2.70 in.[6.90 cm.]
Scale - 1:385 •Registration: L48
Era: World War I •
Related Link: Article on L48
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Model Specific Information

At about 02.00 hrs on the morning of June 17th 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’s forty eighth Zeppelin and so became the L48. She was an example of the new “Height Climber” 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’s hands (as LZ95) on 22nd May 1917.


Her first operational sortie was 17th 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.


General Product Information

Our Zepellin L48 Model scale model airship exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual ship. It comes standard with a robust , durable solid mahogany base or stand and will be ready within about 10-12 weeks from placement of order.

The L48 model airship 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 hand made mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airships match the precise blueprint details of the original ship. The L 48 model airships paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Zepellin . This top-quality L48 replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This L48 model airship is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectible gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid airship, dirigible or blimp collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Zepellin L48 Model.

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