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The Luxembourg is a German dirigible or blimp featured in the 1991 Disney film The Rocketeer.

History

The Nazi Zeppelin, the Luxembourg toured America in a "gesture of friendship" but was actually secretly assisting Sinclair's mission. It appears overhead to evacuate Sinclair and his associates, who orders their prisoners shot. Suddenly, FBI agents announce their presence and both they and the gangsters find themselves joining forces to battle the Nazis, but Sinclair and Lothar escape with Jenny aboard the Zeppelin. Cliff uses the rocketpack to reach and board the Zeppelin, but during the ensuing showdown Jenny accidentally sets the craft on fire with a flare gun. Sinclair takes the rocket to save himself, but not before Cliff thumbs off the chewing gum patch; with the leaking fuel ignited by the exhaust flame, Sinclair dies crashing down upon the last four giant letters of the "Hollywoodland" sign. Lothar is engulfed in flames as the Zeppelin explodes and crashes.

Design

It was patterned after the LZ 129 Hindenburg and its sister ship, the LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin. These great passenger ships are over 800 feet long. The Hindenburg's exploding and crashing in 1937 is what the Luxembourg's destruction is loosely based off of.

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Media
The RocketeerThe Rocketeer (TV series)
Characters
Film: Cliff SecordJenny BlakePeevyOtis BigelowHoward HughesNeville SinclairLotharEddie Valentine

TV series: Kit SecordTesh CheenaAmbrose SecordDave SecordSareena SecordLaura and HarleyValerie d'Avion

Episodes
"First Flight/Pilot Error" • "Skyway Robbery/A Doggone Adventure" • "Ground Control to Rocketeer/Save the Statue" • "Carnival Caper/Songbird Soars Again" • "Downhill Derby/Flight Class Heroes" • "Hypnotic Hughesville/The Piggy Bank Caper" • "X-Treme Hero/Hot on the Trail" • "Valerie the Valkyrie/Follow that Bulldog" • "Recipe for Disaster/The Critter Gang" • "Cleared for Takeoff/First Class" • "Underground Doodlebug/Bruce Goose" • "Runaway Lilith/The Hughesville Howler" • "Friends and Family Picnic/Lights, Camera, Action Hero" • "Special Delivery/The Hunt for Hughesberries" • "Super Deany/Dr. Doodlebug's Fair Game" • "The Valkyrie Cleans Up/The Bank Job" • "Big Top Problems/One Trick Phony" • "Pack-a-Doodle/Sitti's Visit" • "Scarlett's Search/Rocketeer Day" • "Heart of a Hero"
Songs
Rocketeer to the RescueHeart of a HeroSuit-Up SequenceSide by Side With YouFast
See Also
Rocket PackThe South Seas ClubHollywood
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