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Photos of the Day: HAV 304 Hybrid airship

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:10am
ECN Staff

A UK design firm recently unveiled the Airlander, a football field-sized airship that they hope will become the new standard for transportation for supplies.

 

See: Airships are making a comback

 

Each Airlander costs around $40 million to construct.

Weighing in at 44,000 pounds, this airship uses 80 percent less fuel than airplanes and helicopters.

The Airlander can stay aloft for weeks at a time and reach speeds of up to 100mph.

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