posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 06:22 PM
No explosion like the Hindenburg, the Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen, which is bad for airships, by this time most other airships(ones made by
the US) were filled with helium to reduce chances of a catastrophic fire. The Germans could not gain access to helium as America had put an embargo on
the export of helium.
I think it's a very good idea, because Walrus' won't be deployed directly into hostile areas, they are to be used to transport large amounts of
cargo from Point A to point B, more effectively than aircraft and faster than cargo ships. Plus, you wouldn't need a harbor to unload, you can simply
land in an open field that has enough of a clearing.
However defense from long range air attack might be a priority.