- Jan 25, 2020
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Would would the benefits be of an airship in the modern world?
The benefits would be point-to-point outsize and heavy load lifting capacity, and whatever other fanciful idea the military might suggest; the downsides however are far more numerous. The biggest of these is cost. Airships are not cheap, especially when you have to build the infrastructure to operate them from scratch. They are incompatible with existing airfields because of their low forward speed and sheer size. They need space to manoeuvre close to the ground, therefore, no structures around the fields and so forth. They also need shelter, which means a big hangar; best not to leave one out in the open.Would would the benefits be of an airship in the modern world?