Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Hybrid Thermal Airship

A Boeing project that never got off the drawing board, which is a pity.  It not only has hybrid thermal lift technology, but also ships some pretty sweet terawatt-power death rays.

And I'm pretty sure it could dock inside of the hollowed out volcano.


Ironmistress said...

Thunderbird VI, anyone?

eon said...

As usual with YouTube, the video refuses to keep up with the audio.

The only quibble I have with it is that 30,000 feet (9000 meters or so) isn't necessarily always above severe weather. You can still get wind shear at that height, and I could imagine that doing unpleasant things to an aerobody this big.



Sergej said...

Airships are so 1936. When I outfit my lair, I'm going for a rocket ship. Lands vertically and takes up next to no space when you aren't using it. Just the thing for the modern urban mad scientist.

Daniel said...


I believe you mean Thunderbird VII. Thunderbird VI was a yellow Sopwith Biplane.

Mind you, with the general shape and the animation of the cargo platform being lowered into a forest clearing, it reminds me of a low-tech Thunderbird II analogue