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Largest Aircraft In The World

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posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 07:57 PM
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Our U.S Army has just launched the largest aircraft in the world. Talk about a big UFO possibly at night somewhere.
www.foxnews.com...




posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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Well now that we know this flying object has been identified, do we know if it can launch several orbs while in flight?



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Ceeker63

Yeah. Real sweet deal.

Let's hope the wind is always blowing in the right direction, the weather like sunny southern California and there is no hurry to its mission.

I can't seriously imagine what that mission would be.

More millions down the tubes, folks.
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posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: Ceeker63

I wasn't, but I'm sure some service personnel are familiar with these AC130 Gunships used in Afghanistan, I guess?
Certainly not the largest, but firing in all directions...one of our BADDEST!

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posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Aliensun

Did you bother reading the article or did you just look at the picture?


Designed to meet military standards, Airlander works in extreme weather conditions and doesn’t need a prepared landing zone. In fact, it can land on challenging surfaces like water, sand, snow and ice – making it an excellent option for delivering cargo to remote locations in tough conditions.


Weather isn't an issue.


Airlander 10 can carry 10 tons of equipment and the company says these uber-blimbs will be able to circumnavigate the globe twice in one trip without landing.



...when it is unmanned it can stay aloft for weeks on end.


You really can't think of a reason the military would be interested in something like that?



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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They really want to build Star Destroyers.

Seriously I never thought blimps would be back in style.

How German...an WW1.
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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 01:47 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

You know those are just flares right?

The Ac-130 has all weapons trained from the left of the aircraft. It can only fire from the side.

I do like the angel patterns left from the flares though.




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: Ceeker63

Largest aircraft

And the debt clock keeps ticking



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 04:57 AM
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originally posted by: MensaIT3
a reply to: Ceeker63

Largest aircraft

And the debt clock keeps ticking


Perhaps America needs a War-On-Creditors.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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Ok , its the worlds largest propelled BALLOON.

Yes and?

Which company did the NSA steal the trade secrets from in Europe or elsewhere? That is America's usual pattern of "innovation".


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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: aboutface Maybe it could launch a handful of drones (orbs) that are lit up.




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: AliensunIt cannot be in a hurry when air speed is only 100mph tops. If it is deployed overseas maybe the fly it there in a C5 and assemble it there.


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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: SpecimenI spent 22 years in the military and have seen many uses for blimps. Many times these airships where tethered, and where used as radar platform. Blimps just do not make the news a lot even though they have been used frequently.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:25 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi I believe the AC130 can also fire out the rear cargo door area.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:28 AM
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a reply to: bullcatIf you had read the article it is a British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles that built the airship for the Army.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:30 AM
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originally posted by: Ceeker63
a reply to: bullcatIf you had read the article it is a British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles that built the airship for the Army.


So who did they steal it from



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:37 AM
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a reply to: Ceeker63

The US Army dropped the project and hasn't launched anything.

It's a civilian craft.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Yes I did....maybe you can help me locate a photo then. It was a gigantic C130 type with I think 4 props, and was firing (I think) flak-type incendiary type rounds (?)....forward, backward, all sides....while in flight.

Huge props, army green, and surrounded by firing sparkler type discharging of...flares(?)...rounds(?)...fireworks :/?

'Course, I deleted the copy I had!

Thanks!




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger Here is another image of the airship from a different article.
www.popularmechanics.com...



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: Ceeker63
a reply to: SpecimenI spent 22 years in the military and have seen many uses for blimps. Many times these airships where tethered, and where used as radar platform. Blimps just do not make the news a lot even though they have been used frequently.


I just think that blimps would be obsolete when it comes to action for being such a large target with little outside protection with no deflector shields on it, but that just my bias's towards them. I can definitely understand such a thing being a tourist product or carrying equipment to points around the world but it being military grade to being tossed to the side after being canceled just seems like a prototype mixed with various methods.

Also, where it says it bigger brother will be bit larger then a football field, definitely seems like a primitive ancestor of a Star Destroyer in some place far away, long ago, while sometime, somehow in the future.


Football field size, carrying up to 50 tons...One day they will build an Air, Aircraft Carrier in the skies...The Americans...Military Dream.
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