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|First Look At Airlander 10 - Largest Aircraft In The World by mrcassanova(m): 3:44pm On Mar 23, 2016|
Here it is, folks, our first glimpse of the fully constructed Airlander 10. This floating behemoth measures 302-feet-long, which is 60 feet longer than a jumbo jet. If all goes well, the British-designed hybrid vehicle could see its inaugural test flight later this summer.
British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles has been working on the $35.6 million prototype for nearly a decade. Yesterday, journalists were given a close look of newly-constructed aircraft, which is being built in the UK’s largest aircraft hangar at Cardington in Bedfordshire.
Airlander 10 is called a “hybrid” because it integrates three distinct forms of air transport, namely elements of fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and lighter-than-air technology. The vehicle boasts a total volume of 1,340,000 cubic feet, which also happens to be the amount of helium it requires to take flight. The ship can stay aloft in the same spot for three weeks, and even withstand bullet holes. It’s silent, produces no pollution, and is considered an important prospect for future air travel.
|Re: First Look At Airlander 10 - Largest Aircraft In The World by seunlayi(m): 3:46pm On Mar 23, 2016|
world of tech, I loved this
|Re: First Look At Airlander 10 - Largest Aircraft In The World by omega25red(m): 5:28pm On Mar 23, 2016|
looks like a blimp to me
|Re: First Look At Airlander 10 - Largest Aircraft In The World by tdayof(m): 4:08am On Mar 24, 2016|
This a blimp
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