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Don't call it a blimp. The Aeroscraft is a Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle. This advanced airship's internal ballast system allows it to hover, ascend and descend without a runway takeoff, and offload cargo without re-ballasting. Possible applications range from entertainment travel to military missions. We head to a historic hangar in Tustin, Calif. to check out the latest Aeroscraft prototype.
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Joseph Brody

I bet this ship looses a lot of payload and fuel with systems to compress helium, but lets see if it works out.

February 19 2013 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nowuries

Great idea for FEMA or other agencies like that. For DARPA to be involved is interesting; a single bullet could take all of that cargo out, so where is the cost benefit in that equation?

February 18 2013 at 10:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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