The Hindenburg tragedy was one of the great aviation disasters of the 20th century. Chemical reactions are thought to have brought down the airship, but which ones?
- The Hindenburg was a German airship that went up in flames in May 1937.
- Hydrogen gas is flammable and helium gas is non-flammable.
- The cause of the Hindenburg disaster is thought to be the hydrogen it was filled with or its waterproof coating, which contained components of rocket fuel.
- A reaction between aluminum and iron oxide releases energy in the form of heat.
The 1930s were the age of the airship.
The Hindenburg was a German airship, which began transatlantic crossings in 1936.
It was a luxurious and highly popular mode of travel.
But tragedy befell the Hindenburg in May 1937.
Hindenburg Disaster, May 6th 1937
Due to dock at Lakehurst naval air station in New ...
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