Role in WWI
Zeppelins quickly became weapons of mass destruction. Their sheer size alone was enough to terrify entire cities. Zeppelins would sail in over large cities and drop bombs. The first bombjng raid with zeppelins happened beginnning of 1915. Over 50 bombing runs happened during WWI focused mainly on England. These zeppelins killed many civilians on the ground making them machines of hatred and even earning the nickname "baby-killers". Although the effect of the raids was mostly focused on civilians and not military, they caused widespread alarm, leading to the diversion of resources from the Western Front and some disruption to industrial production.