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Americans are ready to create "air Titanic

February 27 2006
11:56

The Americans have said about their new project for the future. Recently became aware of the details. The working title of the project - "Walrus" (Walrus), in which by 2010 plans to make a prototype "aeroskrafta.

The unusual name comes from the fact that it is a hybrid of conventional helicopters and an airship, which are abundantly used the latest technical developments. According to developers, "aeroskraft" will be the fourth kind of aircraft after aircraft, helicopters and airships.

Read: Americans peresyadut on unhurried airships .

Experts estimate the new aircraft will look impressive - 200 meters in length, over 70 meters in length and 50 meters in height. This is a huge ship, the size of two football fields will be able to lift into the air more than 400 tons of cargo by six turboprop engines, and nearly 400 thousand cubic meters of helium.

At relatively low speed of 280 kilometers per hour, it is assumed that on board aeroskrafta will be able to fit 250 passengers. Passengers are offered a variety of amenities: a restaurant, a casino, a swimming pool.

By early next year, the developers promise to lift into the air an experimental model of this huge ship.

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