posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Jigore
Once they're in service they'll loiter at 65,000 feet and use radar to scan for targets. There is no way that you could outrun them with your car.
They won't be in service until about 2015 or so though.
You are kidding me. They are actually going to use blimps?
That just seems incredibly dumb to me.
Granted I dont know that much about blimps, when I think of them, I think big and slow. It seems like they are just one big flying target filled with
gas for an added explosion....
I dont know, It just doesnt seem wise to me.
Are you saying that they would be high up enough that shooting them down would be out of the question? I hope so.
What of the stealth fighters and bombers currently in use? It seems like there speed is or should be important.
Unless this is some kind of new blimp wouldnt it be incredibly slow? Or does speed even matter that much?
Would these blimps be the replacement for the stealth fighters and bombers or would they be used in addition to them?
Keeping in mind I do not know much about aircraft in general, What would be the pros and cons of using stealth blimps over stealth jets?
Please bear with my questions here. I just do not know much about it and I am trying to learn and understand.
[edit on 14-3-2009 by gimme_some_truth]