Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Airships - NOW!

One day you are talking about the USS Macon, and the next week this comes along.

Here is what it can do.
Lift 500 plus tons, cruises at 100 mph, travel 12000 miles in 7 days, and fly at altitudes up to 20,000 feet.
  • Does not require sea and air port infrastructures;
  • Can operate with vertical take off and landing in and out of third world countries;
  • Could provide tremendous positive impact to humanitarian efforts throughout the world.;
  • Will provide a lower cost option of transporting cargo world wide, point to point.
Now this is transformational. Just by reference, a C-17 can take 170,900 lbs. 500 tons is 1,000,000 pounds. This airship can take the load of almost 6 C-17s - and it can dump it anywhere on water or land.

Let's not even start to talk about the long-dwell ISR capabilities of this thing.

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