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Russia is planning to use airships as part of a $240bn transport project

Alister Silver badge


That's not what the Wiki says, nor is it correct.

The British government decreed that a flight to India, using petrol engines, was too hazardous for R100 to undertake, because of the "unknown" effect of the tropical heat on petrol. This was complete nonsense, and was purely done so that the government sponsored craft would get the kudos for the Indian flight.

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