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(BBC-US) Video James May presents a brief history of airships entitled "Where have all the airships gone?" Answer: "Hello, airplanes? Yeah, it's blimps, you win"   ( divider line
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2013-09-26 09:57:44 PM  
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Knows a thing or two about airships.
2013-09-26 06:35:21 PM  
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It's my greatest regret that we don't live in an alternate timeline of dirigibles and air pirates.
2013-09-26 05:08:59 PM  
1 vote:
I hate international BBC not letting me read their stuffs.

I liked the episode where James May flies an airship into an airport and everyone gets very cross with him.
2013-09-26 04:09:10 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, that's pretty much how it went.

The resurgence of airships recently is pretty much based on cargo hauling, iirc.  Once you've paid the capital cost of the lifting gas you've basically got a bigass boat that can go over land, and boats are the cheapest way to ship things in the modern world by a huge margin (the only limitation being, well, land).
2013-09-26 03:57:38 PM  
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I'm pretty sure an airship is not a blimp!!!
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