World’s Largest Aircraft: just a few weeks away from its maiden flight
Source : Sky
The world finally developed the largest aircraft. It is a hybrid. An airship and an aeroplane combined. It is only weeks away from its maiden flight, as per Sky News .
The Airlander 10 was originally developed for the US Army back in 2009, but re-imagined for commercial use when the project had been abandoned.
Unlike an airplane, the Airlander 10 :-
- does not need a runway and can land on most surfaces, including water.
- carry up to 10 tons,
- transport 48 passengers and
- fly continuously for five days at 80 knots (92mph),
making it ideal to transport large amount of men and material to reach difficult places.