This 302-feet-long craft was first developed as part of a US Army project which was then abandoned in 2012. Now a British firm has converted the aircraft – a cross between an airship and an aeroplane – for civilian use. It will fly to 4,000 feet at speeds of up to 46 mph in a series of test flights…
The world’s largest aircraft, ”The Airlander 10” known fondly as the ‘Flying Bum’, which left its hangar for the first time cost £25million to build over 10 years.
It’s 92 metres long and pumped with a million cubic feet of helium…More pictures when you continue..
The part-plane, part-airship left its hangar in Cardington, Bedfordshire to commence a brief series of ground systems tests before its official first flight.