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Luftfahrt - Airlander-10 Zeppelin Projekt

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Introduction

Airlander 10 is underpinned by the company’s numerous patents vested worldwide. From the latest materials technology, to the aerodynamic effects of its shape, it is full of innovation. There is no internal structure in the Airlander – it maintains its shape due to the pressure stabilisation of the helium inside the hull, and the smart and strong Vectran material it is made of. Carbon composites are used throughout the aircraft for strength and weight savings.
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Airlander 10 Technical Data

Envelope Volume:

Overall Dimensions:

  • -  length

  • -  width

  • -  height

    Endurance:

    Altitude:

    Speed:

  • -  cruise

  • -  loiter

    Total Weight:

    Payload capacity:

    Envelope

38,000 m3 92 m

43.5 m

26 m

5 days manned

up to 20,000 ft

80 Knots

20 Knots

20,000 kg

up to 10,000 kg

(1,340,000 ft3) (302 ft)

(143 ft)

(85 ft)

(6,100 m)

(148 km/hr)

(37 km/hr)

(44,100 lbs)

(22,050 lbs)

Helium filled, laminated fabric construction hull. The hull’s aerodynamic shape, an elliptical cross- section allied to a cambered longitudinal shape, provides up to 40% of the vehicle’s lift. The internal diaphragms required to support this shape allow for a limited amount of compartmentalisation further enhancing the fail-safe nature of the vehicle. Multiple ballonets located fore and aft in each of the hulls provide pressure control.

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Firstflight:

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Landing System

Profiled pneumatic tubes / skids on the underside of the two outer hulls provide for multi-surface ground operation including amphibious capability. Skids are ‘sucked-in’ for a clean-in-flight profile.

Power Plant

4 x 325 hp, 4 litre V8 direct injection, turbocharged diesel engines. Two engines mounted forward on the hull and two on the stern of the hull for cruise operation. All four are configured in ducts with blown vanes to allow vectored thrust for take-off/landing/ground handling operation.

Payload Module

Located on centreline; comprises 3 primary areas as follows:

Flight Deck:

  •   1 pilot station.

  •   Large transparencies for excellent all-round visibility.

  •   Payload compartment.

    Mid-body:

  •   Centreline payload beam for externally slung loads.

  •   Aft-body:

  •   Fuel tanks and additional payload space

  • Quelle: Airlander
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