Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by iamwhatiseem, Nov 16, 2011.
Ok...this is a good idea.
BBC News - The new vehicle set to revolutionise the skies
It's a freaking blimp.
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?
What's the top speed?
What are the handling characteristics in a thunderstorm?
Avoid them or land I would think....good question though
It's a freaking modern version of a blimp.
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
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?
At the altitude it flies at, it is hard to detect. A speck in the sky. Greenhouse gas? No......solar
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