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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:55 pm
Post subject: Army launches LEMV "Super Blimp"

I hadn't heard about this before but it's fascinating... or at least pretty damn cool...

security.blogs.cnn.com...?hpt=hp_c2

...although choosing Lakehurst, NJ as the site for the first launch sounds too much like tempting fate.... I happened to drive by Moffet field in CA last week and the blimp hangars are still there as an alternate site, just sayin'...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:42 pm
Post subject: Re: Army launches LEMV "Super Blimp"

pretty cool and by the way nuthin wrong with hangers in Joisey, capice.

and I think the designer must of watched the same shows as a kid that I did



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:48 am
Post subject: Re: Army launches LEMV "Super Blimp"

At a time when the military is looking for more cost-effective options for intelligence and surveillance gathering in places like Afghanistan, fueling the blimp will cost approximately $11,000 for a 21-day period of service.

I like the idea of airships but, at that speed, is it really a potential for use overseas?
It's gonna be one helluvan easy target.
Piney could hit that with a bogey and his Sunday comb.

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At a time when the military is looking for more cost-effective options for intelligence and surveillance gathering in places like Afghanistan, fueling the blimp will cost approximately $11,000 for a 21-day period of service.

I like the idea of airships but, at that speed, is it really a potential for use overseas?
It's gonna be one helluvan easy target.
Piney could hit that with a bogey and his Sunday comb.




what's a comb ??????

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