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The Heavy Metal Airship That's About To Fly The Friendly Skies

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The Guardian reports on a venture involving Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson to finance a new generation of dirigibles that are being planned by a British startup.

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The company, Hybrid Air Vehicles, already has investment from the US military, as well as Dickinson, but is now is hoping to find smaller investors to help fund the gigantic wing-shaped inflatable craft.

Illustration for article titled The Heavy Metal Airship Thats About To Fly The Friendly Skies
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Some memorable airship accidents from history have sourced the technology's reputation, but the people behind the Airlander insist that it's safe, and could even survive a direct missile hit.

Dickinson says the technology has been unjustly neglected: "People say 'God, the Hindenburg' but on this, you are flying the world's biggest fire extinguisher."

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Read more: The Guardian

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