Blimps, Airships and Zeppelins

Forget that airships are dangerous and a completely impractical way to travel, don’t they just look super cool.  I must admit I have some kind of weird fascination with them and given the opportunity I probably wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to take a spin in one.  Here are some pics of blimps, airships, and zeppelins from the normal to the strange to the imaginatively fantastic.  For even more go here.

 

 

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About Andii Renee

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Posted on May 12, 2012, in Awesome, Geek Lore, Technology, Uncategorized, Weird and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Whoa, Steampunk inspired?

  2. This is already on the list of things I want to do before I die; build an airship and build a submarine!

  3. Reblogged this on Half Light Praxis and commented:
    I am always a sucker for steam punk and Zeppelins

  4. I can’t help but think about “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.” Love your blog!

  5. Reblogged this on ArtoftheSTEM and commented:
    Brilliant minds… 🙂

  6. I really like these!

    One thing though:

    “Forget that airships are dangerous and a completely impractical way to travel, don’t they just look super cool”??

    I take issue to that because what you’re saying seems to be out of date from what I gather. I Just looked up airships on Wikipedia but there is some pretty convincing evidence that a modern airship would be extremely safe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airship#Safety). The impracticality is subjective based on the circumstances, but currently I’d agree that it is impractical. However, it’s not because air ships do not have advantages. They do, and if circumstances change in the future (particularly if petroleum becomes scarce) airships can once again become more practical. Of course, I don’t know what sorts of aviation advances will be made in that time so perhaps commercial aircraft won’t be dependent on non-renewable fuels by then.

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