posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 04:16 PM
I like the WALRUS concept, I think Airships should play a big role in the future. Like the HAA (High Altitude Airship), its being built by Lockheed,
it will have solar cells on the top of it for power, and it will be unmanned and can carry a couple tons of recon equiptment and can stay at 65,000 ft
for several months, making it (in my mind) better then the Global Hawk.
Building a massive Airship is not a step backward, just because people flew in them before planes does not make them a worse technology.
I think of Airships the same way I think of Nuclear power. The hindenburg and chernobyl, people need to get over the bad and look at the good.
A year or so ago I thought Airships would play a much bigger role in the world, but when Cargo Lifter went under...i'm not so sure. Personally I
would love to see more Airships, in many ways they are better then a ship or plane.
[edit on 18-3-2005 by Murcielago]