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Thursday, August 17, 2017

There was a video of the flight of the largest aircraft in the world


In the UK, made its first flight the world’s largest aircraft, which is a hybrid airplane, helicopter and airship. The aircraft received the name of the Airlander 10.


photo: youtube.com

The tests were in the terminal area Cardington approximately 73 kilometers North from the capital of the country, reports Associared Press.

A hybrid vessel with a length of 92 meters, filled with helium, could stay aloft for two weeks. The device uses less fuel than plane, but may take on Board more cargo than the airship.

Developed by the company Hybrid Air Vehicles, notes that the Airlander 10 can rise to a height of 4.9 kilometres and reach speeds up to 148 kilometers per hour.

Initially, the aircraft was designed for the needs of the American army, which intended to use it for reconnaissance purposes in Afghanistan.

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