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Maybach car, tank, zeppelin, aircraft or Mercedes

v2 rockets made by Zeppelin

v2 rockets made by Zeppelin

A lot of people know nothing about Maybach. Some of them do not know that Maybach is a car. But what we find out about Maybach with some little surfing was really exciting. And because we are good fellows we decide to share with you.

Maybach was founded by the German based Zeppelin Company with a purpose to build aero engines for her parent company. At the time of foundation in 1909 the Maybach name was Aircraft Engine Building Company or in German Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH. After 1918 company is changing the name to Maybach Motor building Ltd. or in German – Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH. The name of the parent company was Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH, which mean Airship building Zeppelin Limited. The owner of the parent company was famous Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. Now everybody knows what Zeppelin means in the world of the rigid light than air airships. What people do not know is the fact that Zeppelin company was also building a notorious V2 rockets which was successfully used over London and some others English cities.
Maybach was founded by Mr. Wilhelm Maybach and the first manager or director of the company was his son Karl Maybach. The father was a brilliant technical engineer and the son was at the helm of the company. Maybach was building diesel and gas engines for the rigid air ships (Zeppelins), for the aircrafts, ships and rail cars.


The first Maybach car was built in 1919 after the First World War. From 1919 to 1940 Maybach build a line of very exotic, expensive, luxury cars which were popular and breathtaking not only in Berlin and other Continental Europe metropolises but also in London, New York and Washington.

In WW2, Maybach were cooperating closely with German Nazi Government and it was building engines for Jagdpanther, Panther, Tigar and other tanks and self-propelled guns and howitzers.

The Graf Zeppelin airship 1929

The Graf Zeppelin airship 1929


maybach 62 ds7 zeppelin

After the WW2, Maybach continue with a production of the heavy diesel engines and turbines for the rail cars, heavy machinery and other heavy transport applications but also tanks. The name of the company was Motor (Engine) and Turbine Union or MTU Friedrichshafen (where MTU stands for Machine, Transmission, Utility) or in German – MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH.

In 1960 Daimler Benz become the owner of the company but until early 1990 they did not had a plans to use almost forgotten brand name Maybach. 1997 on the Tokyo motor show for the first time was presented high class luxury concept car under the brand name of Mercedes Daimler Maybach.

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