David Schwarz was a Croatian inventor who constructed the world's first operational rigid airship. Many people still believe that it was Ferdinand von Zeppelin who made the first airship, despite the fact that Zeppelin used the technical information of Schwarz's airship as his own. Zeppelin's name unjustifiably entered the history books worldwide, while Schwarz was completely forgotten. This website is an attempt to correct this historical injustice.


1. The Construction and Testing of the Airship
2. Technical Characteristics of Schwarz's Airship

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See also: Croato-Turkish wars, Battle of Vis, Tegetthoff Dreadnoughts, Vukovar


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