Photos: The U.S. Military’s Prototype for a Flying Submarine
Capable of carrying 66 tons of cargo, the Aeroscraft could bring airships back to the skies
- By Mark Strauss
- Smithsonian magazine, April 2013
(David Vincent Wolf)
U.S. military planners are especially interested in the Aeroscraft’s capacity to take off and land vertically, without a runway. Flying at speeds up to 140 miles per hour and able to travel some 4,380 miles on a tank of fuel, the airships could deliver supplies to remote locales in nearly any type of terrain.