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Blimp no 2 by flaketom Blimp no 2 by flaketom
An unmanned blimp with anti air missiles.
*added a silhouette to show the overall dimensions.
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting idea! Any way to make a stealth version?
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
SOunds interesting. Maybe!
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Merlote Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
(Using my wife's DA account)

Any thoughts about Civilian versions? Possibly modular "sky-stations" where the envelopes are grouped together for large communications arrays say? Solar panels on the top for power, etc?
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flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Actually I never thought about a civilian version, but there should be plenty of usages for it. Communications, monitoring of traffic or (possible) forest fires, collecting weather data or patrolling sea borders to secure from illegal fishing, or waste dumping.
Another military use could be submarine detection and ASW.
It's main advantage, especially if equipped with solar panels (or even a small wind charger) it could stay in the air for extended periods working autonomously.
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really love the concept of vertical airship. You are a superb designer, as usual.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Glad you like it and thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I also like the unusual silhouette and it's space saving advantages.
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
cool concept
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flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Thanks! Much appreciated coming from you!
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
haha, are you kidding? I wish I could portray some of my ideas as convincingly as you do. You've always brought a lot of real world believability into your designs. I'd honestly assume you are actually a defense systems designer or something haha.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
defense system designer?! Haha, I am biologist fiddling with sketchup in my spare time. But thanks for the kind words and I am happy to hear my stuff and intention of believability works out. Still love your style and think you're a amazing designer/concept artist. Dig your Blog btw. Now enough with the praising :D
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