Super Blimp

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science

Lockheed Martin"s P-791 behemoth--an experimental aerostatic/aerodynamic hybrid airship.
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Male 724
Looks mighty shootable...
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Male 756
I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.
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Male 170
The things on the bottom are basically hovercrafts, allowing it to land and take of very easily on short runways or even fields. It`s slow but not THAT slow. There are plans to use something very like this to provide a Cambridge-Oxford air service, though whether it will be commercially successful...
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Male 551
LMAO...HUGE LIKE A FAT SUMO WRESTLER!! YAY!
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Female 105
Does anyone know where and when that was filmed?
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Male 297
ugliest blimp ever?
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Male 15,510
He he, all that to carry like what, three guys?
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Male 442
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its a giant puff ball thingy
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Female 2,695
it looks like a hippo!


:D

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Male 121
Ohhhh The Humanity!!!!
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Male 169
lockheed martin is an evil company
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Male 342
That looked like the Michelin Man bending over.
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Male 237
Rifter, wtf? More efficient economically maybe, but I`m pretty sure jets and rotaries and even multi engines would be favoured for the following reasons:

1. Blimps are slow.
2. Blimps are awkward to move around, and with iddy biddy desk fans stearing it, they depend on the wind as to whether they can fly.
3. Blimps are HUGE. They`re sooo much easier to spot on radar, and so much easier to intercept.

Rant finished, lets all enjoy the Chinook :)

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Male 1,526
pyre your right, as i hope they wont use mountain bikes with straped on bazookas, or hairdryers.
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Male 449
I hope they dont plan on using it for military applications, specifically combat
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Male 282
like wowibrandon said, it looks like a giant elephant.

And for those asking about the practical use of a blimp... they use far less fuel than jets and helicopters so carrying heavy equipment over long distances would be more efficient. The main drawback is maneuverability. It makes good sense, which is why it will never come to fruition!

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Male 237
That has got to be the silliest piece of aviation hardware ever to grace our skies. Whats the point of it???
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Male 209
they just tried to copy the aeroscraft but not even close in the design I personally think the aeroscraft is far more probable to become real than this model....
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Male 946
that was HUGEEE
and the music matched it perfect
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Male 13
anyone know the intended practical use of this? I imagine they made it for a reason.
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Male 101
It reminds me of something out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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Male 396
hmmmm looks liike a giant flying turtle
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Male 227
Does anybody feel an urge to say... HINDENBURG !?!?!
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Male 695
I was making sound effects myself when it touched down on the runway. "Boing... Booooing..." and so on...
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Male 2,616
That missile is obese.
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Male 411
reminds me of a blimp
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Male 18
why?
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Female 192
That thing is ugly.

I bet it`s going to be as big as the zeppelins.

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Male 2,076
reminds me of ronpaulblimp.com
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Male 54
Reminds me of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man out of Ghostbusters.
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Male 420
what a monstrosity
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Male 822
reminds me of an elephant for some reason
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Female 57
um... thats.. ... ...
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....great.tt...t........

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Male 20,194
Link: Super Blimp [Rate Link] - Lockheed Martin`s P-791 behemoth--an experimental aerostatic/aerodynamic hybrid airship.
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