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See the world’s largest aircraft

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Krista Kuznecova
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Source: Metro

New photos of the world’s largest aircraft, aka ‘the flying bum’, have been released ahead of its official unveiling.

They show the Airlander 10 – part plane, part airship and part helicopter – in all its 302ft (92m) long glory in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire, where it will be launched tomorrow.

The aircraft, which earned its nickname because it apparently resembles a bottom, is around 50ft (15m) longer than the biggest passenger jets and is 143ft (44m) wide and 85ft (26m) high.

Undated handout photo issued by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) of the Airlander 10 - part plane, part airship and part helicopter - in all its 302ft (92m) long glory in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 19, 2016. British firm HAV has designed the huge aircraft to stay airborne for up to three weeks. See PA story AIR Airlander. Photo credit should read: Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

It’s 85ft (26m) high (Picture: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) of the Airlander 10 - part plane, part airship and part helicopter - in all its 302ft (92m) long glory in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 19, 2016. British firm HAV has designed the huge aircraft to stay airborne for up to three weeks. See PA story AIR Airlander. Photo credit should read: Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

It’s 302ft (92m) long (Picture: PA)

Chris Daniels, British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) head of partnerships, said: ‘This is a fantastic story of British innovation, getting a unique aircraft fully assembled to do something both useful and commercially viable.

‘We are ready to show the world the potential it can achieve in monitoring, search and rescue, cargo, aid distribution and even passenger roles.’

The company designed the Airlander 10 to stay airborne for up to three weeks.

The huge aircraft can be used for a variety of functions including surveillance, communications, delivering aid and even passenger travel.

It uses helium to become airborne and can travel at a speed of 92mph (148km/h).

Undated handout photo issued by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) of the rear of the Airlander 10 - part plane, part airship and part helicopter - in all its 302ft (92m) long glory in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 19, 2016. British firm HAV has designed the huge aircraft to stay airborne for up to three weeks. See PA story AIR Airlander. Photo credit should read: Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

It’s officially revealed tomorrow (Picture: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) of the third fin being attached to the Airlander 10 - part plane, part airship and part helicopter - in all its 302ft (92m) long glory in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 19, 2016. British firm HAV has designed the huge aircraft to stay airborne for up to three weeks. See PA story AIR Airlander. Photo credit should read: Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

It runs on helium (Picture: PA)



 



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