Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flight of the P-271

I admit I have a soft spot in my heart (or perhaps head) for the zeppelin. So I was very interested in the debut flight of the Lockheed P-791. This hybrid craft, filled with helium, resembles three blimps blended together.

But it performs the tasks it was designed for, taking off and landing without requiring much of a flat surface. The P-791 seems fairly maneuverable once airborne, and it apparently can carry a significant payload.

But what makes this story post-worthy is the accompanying video. Well, rather, the remix of the video. As exciting as this maiden voyage is conceptually, the added soundtrack of this version of the video gives the P-791 a gravitas that would be otherwise missing from a helium-filled airship.

- Ralph

Day 290 of the WJMA Web Watch.

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