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originally posted by: CovertAgenda
The Hybrid Airship enables affordable and safe delivery of heavy cargo and personnel to virtually anywhere – water or land – with little to no infrastructure
Read that as.... 'Able to deliver huge loads of military / mining / fracking / logging equipment and personnel deep into pristine wilderness areas minimizing the expenditure on roads and other infrastructure whilst maximizing extraction potentials'....
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: BrianFlanders
I've read that cruising speed is somewhere around 60 knots. And a range of 1400 miles.
that's 69mph roughly.
So it can travel 1400 miles or more in a 24 hour period theoretically. That's pretty good for a freight hauler.
Known as a "spider", one half the device is located on the outside of the airship while the other half is on the inside.
As they move together, the spider on the outside shines a light, which when it passes over a hole will be detected by the internal spider which will then apply a patch.