H.M.A.S. Charles Icarus JohnsonPosted: March 2, 2014
A new plane is being developed in the UK named Bruce Dickinson. By looking at the pictures, I feel it should be named the H.M.A.S Charles Icarus Johnson. On of the investors of this new plane is Iron maiden singer; Bruce Dickinson.
At 302ft, it is the world’s longest aircraft. That’s longer than the Airbus A380 airliner and almost as long as Big Ben is high.
But that is not the HAV304’s main claim to fame. It is a hybrid aircraft – part plane and part airship.
It is also almost 30ft (8m) longer than the airlift cargo aircraft Antonov An-225, which was until now the longest aircraft ever built.[….]
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden and a high-profile investor in the aircraft, compared the ship to Thunderbird 2 and described it as a ‘game changer.’
‘It will be able to cross the Atlantic and launch things right where they need to be,’ he told Radio 4’s Today programme.