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#1 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:04 AM

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK


The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar.
At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship - gas-filled balloon on top, pod slung underneath.
But the unique, aerodynamic shape of the balloon - it looks as if a series of cigars have been sewn together - means it can also generate lift just like an aeroplane wing [...]
(source: BBC)

 
What do you think? Are we going back to the era of the giant Zeppelins?  :)

 


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#2 CORSNING

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

WOW! Now that would be an awesome vehicle to go sight seeing in.

Thank you for posting Paolo, Jeff.



#3 Ricky

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

Cardington is pretty local to me, and the airsheds there are a known landmark. I'm obviously biased towards this :)







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