Images of a UFO-like airship, manufactured in Russia, the 1988-1992 in the Aviastor Aircraft Factory was the Russian city of Ulyanovsk developed. On behalf of the Moscow Aviation Institute, under the direction of the designer Yuri Ishkov in an initially secret project called "Frisbee" working on an airship, that the expense would be transporting up to 6 tons.
The project was to project "Thermal Plane" over and in 1991 was finally the first prototype was completed. The so-called ALA-40 with a disc-shaped flying ship was nearly 40 meters in diameter. The frame consisted of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Boost to the construction by using helium-filled spheres and through the exhaust from two engines attached to the gondola. The first ground tests were conducted 1992nd Yuri Ishkov already working on a larger version of the airship.
Originally posted by Cynicaleye
Looking like a flying saucer which has just captured a Mil Mi2 Fuselage, the ALA-40 was a 'proof of concept' design by Aviastar at Ulyanovsk, Russia. The program began in 1985, proceeding under chief designer Yuri Ishkov, and a prototype was ready in 1992. (snip)
The airships were intended to provide large, ecologically clean bulk carriers requiring virtually no airport or ground support. Timber and oil support equipment was among the proposed cargoes, with variants to include a flying tourist hotel, an emergency evacuation vehicle (for sea disasters, earthquake relief etc.), a firefighting aircraft, and a mobile hospital. (snip)
Originally posted by Insearchofthetruth1987
possibly alien/ufo tech?
also could be one of those "stealth blimps" i hear of that can camoflage to sky background
using cameras ontop of it and sort of like mini tv screens (crystals) below to project image though it
post by 1subliminal3
I've always thought: If extrterrestrials are so intelligent and do not want humans knowing they're hovering over our cities... wouldn't they build aircrafts shaped as the planes we're used to see?