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  • ~Alan~
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2010
    • 5018

    New Airship cleared for flight.

    First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09...flight_trials/
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.
  • cloud_9
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2005
    • 2418

    #2
    Sounds interesting, and I can see its potential from a cargo/freight option, however I doubt that they will be able to travel any faster than the likes of a Airbus A380 or Boeing 747, so would they be of any use in terms of passenger transportation...?

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    • 27vet
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Nov 2009
      • 2698

      #3
      They don't need a runway, only a mooring and I would think that operating costs have the potential to be lower. Obviously speed will make it attractive to non urgent cargo and sightseeeing passengers.
      sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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      • Mr Merry
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2013
        • 919

        #4
        Some what of a folly, if they ever make any money I will eat my hat. The choice of sauce is mine

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