World’s longest aircraft

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New photographs of the world’s longest aircraft were made public today ahead of its official unveiling and first UK test flight.

The Airlander 10, which is part plane, part airship and part helicopter, is 92m long – around 15m longer than the biggest passenger jets.

The British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has designed the aircraft to stay airborne for up to three weeks using helium. The vessel is able to travel at a speed of 92mph.

HAV will unveil the aircraft, standing at 26m high and 44m wide, in a First World War aircraft hangar in Bedfordshire on Monday and it will undergo its first test flight in a few weeks’ time, according to a report by BBC.

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