The World's Largest Aircraft Takes Flight This Summer
The Airlander 10 is unlike anything we've ever seen. It's part blimp, part airplane, and just ridiculously massive. So massive, in fact, that it will carry the title 'world's largest aircraft'—along with tons and tons of cargo—when it hits the skies this summer. The Airlander 10 is 302-feet long, which makes it 60 feet longer than a jumbo jet. It's also a hybrid in that it combines elements of fixed wing craft, helicopters, and super-light technology. The end result is something that looks a lot like a blimp. RELATED: Watch This Plane Make a Terrifying Sideways Landing
The aircraft is able to withstand gunfire, is silent, and doesn't add to pollution, which is great. Even if someone did manage to fill it full of holes, it will still fly for four to five hours before needing to land.
The only problem with the Airlander 10 is that it's a bit expensive. This aircraft costs $35 million. It also hasn't actually flown, but test flights are scheduled for this summer. Depending on how those tests go, the Airlander 10 might one day take the place of traditional airplanes. You never know.
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