Re: Anti Zeppelin systems

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 15:58:27 MDT

"Terry W. Colvin" wrote:
> "S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, John Clark wrote:
> >
> > > Actually I think ICBM's are an obsolete means of delivering a warhead, it's like
> > > spending a lot of money on a anti Zeppelin system, except that system would work.
> >
> > Zeppelin bombardment is only obsolete *because* of the development of
> > anti-Zeppelin systems (i.e. machine guns, AA guns, fixed wing aircraft).
> > The Air Force would *love* a bomber with the capacity and loiter ability
> > of a Zeppelin.
> >
> > steve
> Bingo. A "Stealth Blimp" is under development.

A stealth blimp is not that hard to do if all of your bag and structure
is polymer based, all you have really to worry about are the engines,
which can be fitted in faceted housings. The problem with blimps is
speed. 120 mph is fast for a blimp, but of no use for a long range
plane, as its just too easy to spot visually, and shoot down.

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