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28th Nov '17 7:13:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', what little we see of "Earth-3" includes, naturally, airships.

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', what little we see of "Earth-3" includes, naturally, airships. Later on, Earth-X also has them, but with [[ThoseWackyNazis swastikas on the side]].
9th Oct '17 6:07:07 PM DarthWalrus
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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not [[TechnologyLevels "more" or "less" evolved technology]], what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, some other economic factor, or [[ForWantOfAName simply because there wasn't a Hindenburg-Equivalent]], Zeppelins never fell out of favor to begin with.

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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not [[TechnologyLevels "more" or "less" evolved technology]], what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, some other economic factor, or [[ForWantOfAName [[ForWantOfANail simply because there wasn't a Hindenburg-Equivalent]], Zeppelins never fell out of favor to begin with.
9th Oct '17 6:06:48 PM DarthWalrus
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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not [[TechnologyLevels "more" or "less" evolved technology]], what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, or some other economic factor.

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It is important to note that the presence of [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} airships]] doesn't imply that the technology of the AlternateUniverse is inferior. Just like with biological evolution, Zeppelins are not [[TechnologyLevels "more" or "less" evolved technology]], what's used is whatever is the best available fit for the niche. It could just as well be that Zeppelins in the AlternateHistory were better able to suit the situation than airplanes were, say if there was a [[CrapsackWorld massive resource shortage]] that demanded efficiency and payload over speed, or some other economic factor.
factor, or [[ForWantOfAName simply because there wasn't a Hindenburg-Equivalent]], Zeppelins never fell out of favor to begin with.
23rd Sep '17 6:17:42 PM rva98014
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More recently, airships are making a comeback for niches such as [[http://www.zeppelinflug.de/zeppelin-nt-main-en.html pleasure cruising]], humanitarian aid, [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/28/p791_ordered_for_canadian_oilsands/ replacing helicopter for cargo hauling]], law enforcement, [[http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/products/lemv/ military surveillance]], photography, and scientific research. This resurgence has been enabled by new technologies and designs that mitigate the airships' disadvantages and greatly enhance their lift, safety and speed - by hybridizing them with airplanes and tiltrotors.

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More recently, airships are making a comeback for niches such as [[http://www.zeppelinflug.de/zeppelin-nt-main-en.html pleasure cruising]], cruising, humanitarian aid, [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/28/p791_ordered_for_canadian_oilsands/ replacing helicopter for cargo hauling]], law enforcement, [[http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/products/lemv/ military surveillance]], surveillance, photography, and scientific research. This resurgence has been enabled by new technologies and designs that mitigate the airships' disadvantages and greatly enhance their lift, safety and speed - by hybridizing them with airplanes and tiltrotors.
22nd Sep '17 2:05:54 PM BURGINABC
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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer (though faster) airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though a few of relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate, remaining relevant only in small niches such as aerial videography.

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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer (though faster) airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though a few of relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate, remaining relevant only in small niches such as aerial videography.
22nd Sep '17 2:05:28 PM BURGINABC
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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer (though faster) airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate in relative stagnation.

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In our world, [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelins actually seemed to be doing pretty well]] up until [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg May 6, 1937.]] People adored them, they were seen as [[ZeeRust extremely glamorous and futuristic.]] The world-famous LZ-127 ''Graf Zeppelin'' had accomplished global circumnavigations, arctic explorations, and aviation feats that people had only dreamed of. No passengers had ever been injured or killed on a Zeppelin flight since they were invented over thirty years prior, which put them leagues ahead of the era's much smaller and frailer (though faster) airplanes. Although non-Zeppelin airships had suffered a few highly-publicized crashes, the Zeppelins themselves seemed immune. But in 1937, at the zenith of the Zeppelins' development, the flagship luxury liner ''[[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg Hindenburg]]'' burst into flames for no apparent reason, the first major catastrophe ''caught on film.'' This Hydrogen fire, which killed roughly a third of the passengers and crew on board, created a global panic. No commercial Zeppelin would fly again until 1999, though a few of relatively tiny nonrigid "blimps" had continued to operate operate, remaining relevant only in relative stagnation.
small niches such as aerial videography.
1st Sep '17 4:39:50 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* The beginning of ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' sees the player barely surviving a terrible zeppelin crash. Interestingly, it seems heavier than air ships have a shorter than real-life span of use in ''Arcanum'', as the before mentioned zeppelin was the first of its kind and on its maiden voyage, but was destroyed with stolen bi-planes (succeeding on one quest and providing proof the bi-planes flew insures their continued existence).

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* The beginning of ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' sees the player barely surviving a terrible zeppelin airship crash. Interestingly, it seems heavier than air ships have a shorter than real-life span of use in ''Arcanum'', as the before mentioned zeppelin aforementioned blimp IFS ''Zephyr'' (incorrectly called a zeppelin) was the first of its kind and on its maiden voyage, but was destroyed with stolen bi-planes (succeeding biplanes. Later in the game, succeeding on one quest and providing proof the bi-planes biplanes flew insures their continued existence).existence.



* The ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' game is alternate history in the DieselPunk genre that has Zeppelins as flying aircraft carriers/battleships.
* Rowan software's 1995 alternate universe flight simulator ''Air Power: Battle in the Skies'' takes place on a marshy continent with little in the way of roads and railways. Warfare is conducted mainly with aircraft and zeppelins. The player commands a fleet of heavily armed war zeppelins, including the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier aircraft carrier]] which serves as the main base for the player's fighters and bombers.

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* The ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' game is computes games are set in a swashbuckling DieselPunk 20th century alternate history in the DieselPunk genre that has Zeppelins various zeppelins used by both the armed forces and {{sky pirates}} as [[AirborneAircraftCarrier flying aircraft carriers/battleships.
carriers]] or sky battleships.
* Rowan software's Software's 1995 alternate universe flight simulator ''Air Power: Battle in the Skies'' takes place on a marshy continent with little in the way of roads and railways. Warfare is conducted mainly with aircraft and zeppelins. The player commands a fleet of heavily armed war zeppelins, including the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier aircraft carrier]] which serves as the main base for the player's fighters and bombers.



* Zeppelins seem rather abundantly used by villains in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series, mostly by the evil DOATEC. Their universe seems to be a mix and match of different eras. At DOATEC, it seems to be a big city with elements of CyberPunk, then there's the [[GratuitousNinja ninja clan villages]] which seem to be stuck in [[MedievalStasis feudal Japan]]. Oh, and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs still roam the jungles]] for some reason. To top it all off, now there's a time travelling [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Spartan]].

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* Zeppelins seem rather abundantly used by villains in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series, mostly by the evil DOATEC. Their universe seems to be a mix and match of different eras. At DOATEC, it seems to be a big city with elements of CyberPunk, then there's the [[GratuitousNinja ninja clan villages]] which seem to be stuck in [[MedievalStasis feudal Japan]]. Oh, and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs still roam the jungles]] for some reason. To top it all off, now there's a time travelling [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Spartan]].
2nd Jul '17 5:56:02 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Negima}}'' pulls this off in the Magic World with [[SpaceWhale Great Flying Whales]]. You can even see a flying ammonite in the first spread.

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* ''{{Negima}}'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' pulls this off in the Magic World with [[SpaceWhale Great Flying Whales]]. You can even see a flying ammonite in the first spread.
13th Jun '17 10:16:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheFlyingCloud'' is a serial web series about a British airship crew that gets stranded in the Pacific. It's set in an AlternateHistory where the WorldWarOne ended two years early.

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* ''Literature/TheFlyingCloud'' is a serial web series about a British airship crew that gets stranded in the Pacific. It's set in an AlternateHistory where the WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI ended two years early.
7th Jun '17 6:30:39 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', a subversion is used as one of the major twists of the series. Our introduction to [[spoiler: the nation of Marley]] is a young [[spoiler: Grisha Yeager]] watching a Zeppelin pass overhead as it prepares to land. [[spoiler: The world outside the Walled nation is equivalent to the early 20th century, with Zeppelins still the preferred method of air travel while airplanes are beginning to see increased use]].
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