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RE: U.S. Army to get new hybrid blimps for Afghanistan
I can see a lot of peaceful uses for them. Load up with produce in CA and get it directly to Midwest or East Coast in half the time and half the cost, truckers won't like it though. Guess they could learn to fly blimps, but the peaceful uses for communications and for ferrying in supplies in normally inaccessible places after earthquakes would be phenomenal. The supply of helium could be an issue, but we learned from the Hindenberg that hydrogen is not a great fuel in an envelope.
Posted by builder50@...
9th Jul 2010