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Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet the largest aircraft on earth


A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian.

Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, this massive piece of next-gen tech can travel through the air at nearly 100 miles per hour.

At 302 feet, the Airlander 10 is bigger than a Boeing 747 and its new big brother in development will be bigger than a football field. Airlander 10 can carry 10 tons of equipment and the company says these uber-blimbs will be able to circumnavigate the globe twice in one trip without landing.

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