The British airship Airlander 10 is ready for mass production

The British airship Airlander 10 is ready for mass production

Render Airlander 10 in serial form


The British promising hybrid airship Airlander 10 is ready for mass production. As transmits "Warspot", the British company Hybrid Air Vehicles introduced the serial version of the airship.

Initially, Airlander 10 was developed by order of the American government. The project was opened in 2009. It was planned that the vessel will perform observational functions. However, the project was frozen amid cuts in the US defense budget, and in 2013, the British company Hybrid Air Vehicles, which led all development from the very beginning, bought out its project.

In 2016, the first prototype of the airship crashed during a landing, the cockpit was particularly affected, so it was decided not to restore it, but to make a number of changes to the design of the giant aircraft, after which to try an already improved version.

As developers previously stated, Airlander 10 is a hybrid aircraft that combines three principles of aeronautics: a balloon, a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft. The length of the flying hybrid is 92 meters. It can fly at an altitude of 4,9 kilometers at a speed of up to 148 kilometers per hour and carry up to 10 tons of cargo. In manned flight mode, a ship can stay in the air for five days and three days in remote control. According to the developers, the airship can perform the functions of observation, communication, provide assistance and even transport passengers.

In the new version, the Airlander 10 received an enlarged gondola, and the fuel tanks were moved inside the case. The engines in the front are removed, and a single thruster module is now used instead. The shape of the case has been improved, now it has the best indicators of resistance to air flow. In addition, Airlander 10 can be produced in a fully electric form, without diesel generators.

Hybrid Air Vehicles noted that they already have a contract for 10 airships from a commercial customer, but intend to focus on military orders in the future.
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  1. Mountain shooter 19 January 2020 18: 52 New
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    Your affairs are wonderful ... The spiral of history made one more revolution, 100 years after the German Zeppelins bombed London ...
    1. Starover_Z 19 January 2020 18: 55 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Your affairs are wonderful ... The spiral of history made one more revolution, 100 years after the German Zeppelins bombed London ...

      So the historical spiral decided to give the British a chance lol
      1. Svarog51 19 January 2020 23: 21 New
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        So the historical spiral decided to give the British a chance

        Not everything is as tragic as with the Zeppelins, but roughness along the way is found. yes
    2. Kleber 19 January 2020 18: 56 New
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      It's time for Britain to take up the development of catapults and crossbows.
      1. 1959ain 19 January 2020 19: 11 New
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        The United States has long been putting RADARS on airships and patching them along the US border. This is both air defense and protection against the penetration of various evil spirits
        1. orionvitt 19 January 2020 20: 13 New
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          Airships are good where they calmly and do not shoot. I don’t know how to apply it in the military sphere, in our technological time. It hurts a good target.
          1. Aviator_ 19 January 2020 21: 28 New
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            It can be used only in good weather. In a cyclone with such windage, it will instantly take it to hell and break it. Again, the problem with icing there also needs to be addressed.
          2. Souchastnik 19 January 2020 23: 44 New
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            No better than a Mi-26 type transport helicopter
          3. Brturin 20 January 2020 00: 53 New
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            Quote: orionvitt
            Airships are good where they calmly and do not shoot. I don’t know how to apply it in the military sphere, in our technological time. It hurts a good target.

            Back in 2015 - In China, the tests of the new helium stratospheric airship Yuanmeng, capable of rising to a height of 100 kilometers, took place https://topwar.ru/85061-kitay-ispytal-dirizhabl-ohotnik-za-avianoscami.html. What kind of air defense does anyone have ...
        2. mitrich 19 January 2020 20: 41 New
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          Cleverly do. But why can't we, say, hang C-radars on C 400s? Maybe then in Syria, Jews can’t hobble like this, hiding behind mountains and folds of terrain?
        3. Gray brother 20 January 2020 10: 28 New
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          Quote: 1959ain
          USA for a long time on airships

          By the way, evil tongues say in Iraq on the basis of Ain al-Assad such was, with a radar. And the "Patriots" were.
      2. voyaka uh 19 January 2020 19: 43 New
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        The British are a people with "jokes." They will invent a loom, then a tank, or a special vacuum cleaner ... laughing
        1. AUL
          AUL 19 January 2020 19: 52 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          The British are a people with "jokes."

          And why does the apparatus look like an ass? Is it on purpose?
          1. tomket 19 January 2020 20: 13 New
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            Quote: AUL
            why does the apparatus look like an ass? Is it on purpose?

            In my opinion, it should be called "Kim Kardashian", or "Jay LO", or who the pop diva is now listed there ...
          2. DRM
            DRM 21 January 2020 10: 42 New
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            Quote: AUL
            Quote: voyaka uh
            The British are a people with "jokes."

            And why does the apparatus look like an ass? Is it on purpose?

            Not on purpose. There are simply people who look everywhere only see their ass.
        2. Sergey Averchenkov 19 January 2020 20: 00 New
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          Yes ... with jokes ... India was divided into Pakistan and India. The slave trade is all of them. Cool jokes. I do not want to list their jambs anymore, but there are more than enough of them. As in principle with any nationality. Are you a Jew? You do not have jambs?
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          2. DRM
            DRM 21 January 2020 10: 48 New
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            Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
            The slave trade is all of them.

            In fairness, it should be noted that in England slavery was abolished earlier than in Russia.
        3. Nychego 19 January 2020 22: 17 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          The British are a people with "jokes." They will invent a loom, then a tank, then a special vacuum cleaner ... laughing

          Now they’ll come up with a time machine, then radiation weapons and military aircraft, moreover, they’ll be separated immediately by the method of use (reconnaissance, bombing, interception in “When the Sleeping One Wakes Up”), there are many other things ...
          Oh, no wonder the Chinese were puzzled by the education of their own science fiction writers.
    3. Thrifty 19 January 2020 19: 15 New
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      It is best to make unmanned cargo airships. They will cost less, and in case of loss the crew will not suffer.
      1. Sergey39 19 January 2020 19: 38 New
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        We should also develop this industry. With our open spaces
        1. Scoun 19 January 2020 19: 55 New
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          Quote: Sergey39
          We should also develop this industry. With our open spaces

          Our heels hit our heels in the chest, spoke loudly and descended to mooing and bleating.
          Article 2013 of the year.
          In Russia, the presentation of the country's first “airshipledrom” took place. It was held on August 8, 2013 in the city of Kirzhach, located in the Vladimir region. Here, the Avgur Aeronautical Center presented the Russian-made airship AU-30. It is planned to use modern Russian airships for the transportation of goods, the solution of technical work, with tourist purposes

          https://topwar.ru/31935-v-rossiyu-vernulis-dirizhabli.html
          I can still throw a bunch of links, but to see there is a lack of modern technology.
          1. orionvitt 19 January 2020 20: 19 New
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            I can send you even further. Take a binder of the magazine "Youth Technology" for the 80s. And in almost every issue, articles on promising transport in the form of airships. So necessary, in view of the vast expanses of our homeland. But probably the game is not worth the candle. Something in the West I do not observe the boom of airship building (except for the entertainment of tourists), there are only one plans.
            1. Demon_is_ada 20 January 2020 09: 22 New
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              The game is worth the candle, but there are a number of incompatibilities in the concept, although in truth no one tried to combine them seriously lol Everything is at the project level of stations for young technicians, maximum SKB. The main reason is strong wind dependence and in our climate puts an end to this concept, although if you think about it, the different direction of the winds at different levels allows you not to burn fuel, but only in an unmanned version ...
          2. Sergey39 19 January 2020 20: 59 New
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            Yes, it’s not a lack of modern technology, but a banal lack of money. Until the president obliges one of the tame oligarchs, no one will scratch themselves.
      2. Gray brother 20 January 2020 11: 18 New
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        Quote: Thrifty
        They will cost less, and in case of loss the crew will not suffer.

        I suggest robbery - to wet them with drones and rob koranov.
    4. Souchastnik 19 January 2020 23: 42 New
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      The spiral of history made another round

      History always evolves in a spiral. Technique too. Previously advanced solutions that have not been developed, after the advent of new technologies, they often get a second life. At least Toyota with machine guns is essentially a cart from the beginning of the 20th century.
  2. Kerensky 19 January 2020 18: 53 New
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    Finally!! I have long been waiting. At one time, who looked and how many airships he built and wondered - where did they all go ?!
    Now, with modern materials and technologies, the very thing is toumpumpyri.
  3. Saxahorse 19 January 2020 18: 54 New
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    "Serial" is it someone has already ordered a series? The last time, in 2016, these guys managed to prove that the main problems of the airships remained unresolved over the past 100 years. And then suddenly everything has magically changed?
  4. John22 19 January 2020 18: 57 New
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    Having new operating experience and accidents, given the experience of past designs, hybrids should be beneficial. It’s a pity that not with us.
    1. tol100v 19 January 2020 19: 10 New
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      Quote: John22
      With new operating experience and accidents,

      There are more problems than good! Everyone who faced this problem each time found more and more minuses in this field of aeronautics: starting from huge sailing and ending with carrying capacity (as a result of economic efficiency!) There are more pitfalls than we can imagine!
  5. donavi49 19 January 2020 19: 00 New
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    In the meantime, the Falcon exploded in the Mask! Shock sensation ...


    The booster flew 4 times.


    Dragon nominally separated in a crisis situation and sat down.


    Last pre-flight test - completed. The next manned flight. SpX-DM2 - Commander Douglas Harvey (two shuttle flights) and Robert Behken (two shuttle flights). Two weeks on the ISS.
    1. voyaka uh 19 January 2020 19: 03 New
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      And NASA graciously allowed a similar test not to be conducted. :)))
    2. Vadim237 19 January 2020 21: 18 New
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      This rocket explosion was part of the test program for the emergency rescue system of the manned Dragon - a new branch of the American manned space program will now be the first to open SpaceX.
      1. donavi49 19 January 2020 21: 55 New
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        So, I wrote that. They turned off his engines and self-destructed. By the way, something went wrong. A large piece did not fragment and exploded already from the fall. They expected to completely fragment the rocket and minimize any risks in the event of a fall.
        Missile problems - shooting capsule

        Rocket explosion

        Most of them survived.

        Explosion upon the fall of this part


        As for the rest. Well, Musk said - that we are working, will be soon. The head of NASA is more careful. NASA will drag out so that Boeing does not lag too far. Again - Boeing didn’t do this test at all, for example. Fail with Starliner’s conclusion was considered partial success and thanks to the tests + investigation (which did not reveal any serious problems), an additional Demo flight in unmanned mode is not required.
  6. rocket757 19 January 2020 19: 04 New
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    Cool, you can say a romantic retro! Only a vidok from him, from the rear wassat
    Imagine how the pilots of this ... they will tease miracles! No wonder the Yankees abandoned him!
    1. loki565 19 January 2020 19: 21 New
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      And where did you get that this is the rear ??? In my opinion this is the head)))
      1. rocket757 19 January 2020 19: 23 New
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        Quote: loki565
        And where did you get that this is the rear ??? In my opinion this is the head)))

        This is not the only image of this miracle, there is a picture from the rear! And there everything is very similar
        1. Freeman 19 January 2020 20: 22 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          Quote: loki565
          And where did you get that this is the rear ??? In my opinion this is the head)))

          This is not the only image of this miracle, there is a picture from the rear! And there everything is very similar

          Well, if about the front view, even the wiki writes that because of him, the device received the nickname "Flying Ass" (Eng. Flying Bum)


          That because of the rear view

          - Only Three-Breasted woman named Mary came to mind from the movie “Remember Everything” (1990)
          I give a link to the picture (to avoid ... )
          https://i-a.d-cd.net/2bdc3e5s-960.jpg
          wassat lol
          1. rocket757 19 January 2020 20: 28 New
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            Futuristic view, sho front, sho back .... Zeppelin in the ... side is resting.
          2. Polymer 19 January 2020 20: 35 New
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            Quote: Freeman
            the device received the nickname "Flying Ass"

            And very, oh, very big. Just huge
            1. Freeman 19 January 2020 20: 48 New
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              Quote: Polymer
              Quote: Freeman
              the device received the nickname "Flying Ass"

              And very, oh, very big. Just huge

              Moreover, the male (because of the gondola). Plus three more "breasts" (in the rear projection)
              In short. I call this "pepelats" - "Conchita Wurst".
              wassat laughing
              1. brr1 19 January 2020 21: 00 New
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                Quote: Freeman
                Quote: Polymer
                Quote: Freeman
                the device received the nickname "Flying Ass"

                And very, oh, very big. Just huge

                Moreover, the male (because of the gondola). Plus three more "breasts" (in the rear projection)
                In short. I call this "pepelats" - "Conchita Wurst".
                wassat laughing

                Impruved Conchita Wurst
  7. Vladimir Mashkov 19 January 2020 19: 04 New
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    And I am skeptical of airships because of the large sail, increased explosive and fire hazard of the gas and the difficulties of mooring in strong and gale-force winds.
    1. 1959ain 19 January 2020 19: 17 New
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      Now they do not explode, now they use non-explosive inert gas, such as helium and not hydrogen, back in the 2nd world US airships, German submarines drowned, and now the USA has been putting RADARS on airships for a long time and they are patching them along the US border. Air defense and protection against the penetration of various evil spirits
      1. loki565 19 January 2020 19: 32 New
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        Hydrogen has a better lift than helium, but it is explosive. But helium has a different problem, it is superfluid and will constantly leave the derezhab, it will have to be constantly replenished.
    2. loki565 19 January 2020 19: 23 New
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      It can be seen as a carrier of a radar for air defense. It can hang and highlight low-flying targets for several days, usually with long-range air defense systems, this is a big problem.
    3. Souchastnik 19 January 2020 23: 52 New
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      increased explosion and fire hazard of gas

      Now the shells are filled mainly with helium. It does not explode and does not burn. But there are troubles.
  8. knn54 19 January 2020 19: 14 New
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    The era of airships is returning.
  9. Rurikovich 19 January 2020 19: 33 New
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    "- Vasil Ivanovich, but what is the correct thing - a sratostat or stratosrat?
    - That's right, Petka, there will be a sack "
    wassat laughing laughing laughing
  10. Tarasios 19 January 2020 20: 15 New
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    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Your affairs are wonderful ... The spiral of history made one more revolution, 100 years after the German Zeppelins bombed London ...

    Well, everything is natural, why wonder? Old ideas on a new technological base. For example, the era of "self-quitting strollers" began, in fact, with steam-, then - with electric vehicles. After that, both of them were forgotten for a long time. This is now Tesla - mega-twist and ultramodern;)
  11. awg75 19 January 2020 20: 45 New
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    when this pile of shit runs into victims, they will definitely say that Putin is to blame. Hiley Likely.
  12. Lord of the Sith 19 January 2020 20: 45 New
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    The company Hybrid Air Vehicles with humor reacted to the peculiar appearance of its brainchild, eagerly mentioning on its own site the nickname "Flying Ass" (English Flying Bum)

    1. rich 19 January 2020 21: 19 New
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      Do not look for adventures on your ass, even if you have it and flying yes
  13. Stalllker 19 January 2020 22: 06 New
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    They don’t build, because they did not find an alternative to hydrogen. And it’s dangerous with him
  14. Vol4ara 19 January 2020 22: 19 New
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    Quote: mitrich
    Cleverly do. But why can't we, say, hang C-radars on C 400s? Maybe then in Syria, Jews can’t hobble like this, hiding behind mountains and folds of terrain?

    For this, aircraft were invented long ago.
  15. Victor March 47 20 January 2020 01: 32 New
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    Quote: orionvitt
    I can send you even further. Take a binder of the magazine "Youth Technology" for the 80s. And in almost every issue, articles on promising transport in the form of airships. So necessary, in view of the vast expanses of our homeland. But probably the game is not worth the candle. Something in the West I do not observe the boom of airship building (except for the entertainment of tourists), there are only one plans.

    Under this type of transport, you need to create a trillion-dollar infrastructure. Airship airports (with traditional they need to be thinned strongly so as not to interfere with each other), let down ground roads, terminals, ports, and warehouses with different equipment. But is it worth it, when we have already built a lot for the existing cities, towns and villages? You can’t attach to the acting ones. These are very different things. "It’s impossible to harness a horse and a trembling doe to one arba ...."