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This platform stuff is getting out of hand

Amazon's latest idea: Airdrop Packages From Floating Blimp Warehouses.
posted by storybored on Dec 29, 2016 - 88 comments

Where will we be in the year 2000?

On the cusp of a new century, Hildebrand’s, a German chocolate company, produced a set of cards depicting the year 2000.
posted by frimble on Oct 10, 2013 - 36 comments

Rise of Flight

Rise of Flight is a World War 1 combat flight simulator that focuses on historical accuracy, from realistic engine behavior, impressive damage modeling, and machine gun synchronization to generating historic dogfight scenarios based on the date. But to be honest, crashing is half the fun! Want a closer look? Check out GiantBomb's RoF Gameplay video or the Trailer. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jun 26, 2012 - 67 comments

Turn Me On

A fascinating look at some interesting, and at times mind-boggling, arrays of dials and switches.
posted by gman on Sep 6, 2010 - 48 comments

Biplanes and triplanes and Zeppelins-- Oh My!

WWI-era aviation photos (page 2): Biplanes and triplanes and Zeppelins-- oh my!
posted by dersins on Oct 16, 2007 - 27 comments

Climbing the Stairway to Heaven Again

For the first time in over 60 years, airships along the design principles of Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin are being built. You can now fly in a genuine Zeppelin. They aren't the same thing as blimps, which look very similar to the untrained eye. Zeppelin's have a great history, both astounding and at times tragic! Although the famous Hindenberg disaster wasn't all it seemed! Finally, the link that no Zeppelin thread would be complete without.
posted by DrDoberman on Oct 11, 2004 - 12 comments

The Death of a Dirigible -

The Death of a Dirigible - "The airship Shenandoah, nose to her high mooring mast, was floating gracefully with the variable breezes. Her twenty gas bags were about 91% full; her tanks loaded with 9,075 pounds of water and 16, 620 pounds of gasoline..." I was fascinated by this account of the disaster that befell the Navy airship 'Shenandoah', marking the beginning of the end of the era of rigid bodied airships. [ Via a comment on /. ]
posted by GriffX on Aug 6, 2002 - 14 comments

Gigantic airships to fight forest fires

Gigantic airships to fight forest fires
An airship carrying just under one million litres (265,000 gallons) of water could release an artificial rainstorm over wildfires. It's a big project, but airships with that kind of lift capacity are already in the works.
posted by Irontom on Jun 24, 2002 - 7 comments

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