Giant airship that can land anywhere..and stay in the air for 3 weeks.

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    It's a freaking blimp.
     
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    Actually nothing like a blimp.
    Not really at all...besides what it looks like.
    What blimp can land in water?
    What blimp doesn't require a huge ground crew to land?
    What blimp can carry 1,000 tons?
     
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    What's the top speed?
     
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    Avoid them or land I would think....good question though
     
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    It's a freaking modern version of a blimp.
     
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    I worked on a blimp project a few years back. It was called High Altitude long Loiter. It would stay on target for months with no crew at 50,000 feet. Sort of like a low level satellite. Think of a drone that can stay up indefinitely.

    There is definitely a use militarily
     
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    Military use? Against a bunch of natives with spears maybe. It's such a big target that a SAM could be fired upside down and still hit it. Does it run on greenhouse gas?
     
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    At the altitude it flies at, it is hard to detect. A speck in the sky. Greenhouse gas? No......solar
     

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