Mastercraft Collection Hindenburg Relic Edition Model Scale:1/500

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Manufacturer Description

• Wingspan: 5" • Length: 20"The Hindenburg was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, designed by the Zepplin Company. It was the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. The airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire 14 months later.The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities. The actual cause of the fire remains unknown, although a variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The incident shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the end of the airship era.This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

Product Features

Scale: 1/500 Comes with base stand ready to display Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector Handcarved Mahogany Wood Model Airship Handcrafted and Handpainted Comes with base stand ready for display

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