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Revival of the Airship

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Totem | 13 comments

Revival of the Airship

On Feb 9, 2011 I published in this website a post about Airships and Climate Change (1). A couple of days ago I found a interesting clip on the net. It seems Lockheed-Martin wants to build an airship, the p-791 (2). Considering the products of the company, the military aspect is not surprising. I am happy to see though, that even international companies are discovering the potential of alternative technology. What we, at Nesseq, always say; low-tech in a high-end version. Where Inherent Energy...

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Airships and the Climate Change

Posted by on Feb 9, 2011 in Totem | 1 comment

Airships and the Climate Change

The era of Airships, also called Zeppelin, was a short one and ended tragically. The most famous airship, the Hindenburg (1), was 245 meter long, 41 meter in diameter and had a cruising speed of about 125 kilometer per hour, maximum speed 135 km/h. Normal cruising height was 200 meters. In normal cruise settings the Hindenburg burnt 130-180 kg Diesel fuel an hour. In 1937 the Hindenburg carried 72 passenger and 52 crew members. Together 124 people.  The carrier gas at that time was...

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