Name of this magazine?taalismn said:I remember long (at least 25 years) ago seeing an issue of a magazine associated with the NOAA featuring a cover and interior diagram of a massive triangular multi-role(including aerial boat/aircraft/sounding rocket/weather balloon launch platform and flying astronomical observatory) airship based on the 'flying deltoid pumpkin seed' design scheme, but for the life of me I've been unable to find that magazine and its images again.
Airships may soon soar in the cold skies of northern Canada and Alaska, bringing supplies to remote mining communities where planes can’t always fly and roads are cost-prohibitive.
British airship manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced a major contract with Canada’s Discovery Air Innovations to build airships capable of lifting as much as 50 tons, delivering freight at one-quarter the cost of other alternatives. Though various militaries have expressed interest in airships, this is HAV’s first commercial contract. The first ship is expected by 2014.
Just 4 of the 24 drawings attached.“I worked on and off for Airships International from the late 1970s through the late 1990s. My work was triggered by political/military defense strategies that the Principal at AI had 1st hand information about, and when government funding was allocated to ‘alternate forms’ of defense systems. My work was to support presentations to be made showing various roles a metalclad airship could play in various ‘theatres.’”
Here is Lockheed DARPA winGrey Havoc said:I'm probably going to kick myself, but I can't place her...
In other news: http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a17858/chinas-new-spy-airship-cruises-near-space/
Hmmmm....Advanced airships will enable passengers and cargo traffic between the Northern Sea Route and the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Russian Kommersant newspaper said Thursday, citing a copy of a letter written by the team behind the project and addressed to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
A single airship, which can cost about $30 million, will be able to replace five Mi-8 helicopters, currently used in the Far North, the daily added.
The main goal of the project, which also envisions the creation of ship networks and aviation hubs, is to create conditions "for the country to move to a new social and economic level through the deep exploration of Siberia, the Far East and the Arctic," according to the letter.
The Augur-RosAeroSystems Holding is set to build the futuristic airship Atlant by the end of 2018.