Photo of the Week: World's largest aircraft prepares for first flight

Tue Feb 23, 2016 at 02:10 PM

Photo: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Described as "part plane and part helicopter," the 300-foot Airlander 10 is preparing for its first flight. Designed originally for military use, construction on the craft, which is currently housed in England, took three years.

According to a press release, the Airlander 10 is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, enough to fill 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools. 

A test run of the craft is scheduled for next month.

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