So why would they do that MiffytheWiffy? They have more than enough firepower now to wipe out you cretins.
8/17/2012 4:47:51 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
Airships? New Jersey?
8/17/2012 5:10:55 AM
Is it just me or does this sound like it was written by a child?
8/17/2012 5:17:59 AM
Because that's any different then the warplanes and choppers armed with missiles and bombs that are already in service? Also, it's missiles, not rockets. In military terms rockets are unguided and typically not used by modern warplanes anymore and presumably and warairships.
Although his comment on it being faster than an airship is actually a legit comment as a properly designed airship with powerful enough engines can get moving a lot faster then you would expect. I believe the Zeppelin NT can get up to 75 mph according to wikipedia so a fast army airship is not out of the question.
8/17/2012 5:34:27 AM
My great-grandad cut himself shaving when the Graf Zeppelin flew over his house. Scared the shit out of him. Other than that, I don't know that airships are much cause for worry.
8/17/2012 6:39:47 AM
Can you say: Kirov?
8/17/2012 7:09:22 AM
Filin De Blanc
Oh no, the military has actual weapons. How shocking.
8/17/2012 7:26:55 AM
[…] Soon they will be armed with rockets and bombs to use against us.[…]
Yeah, because the US Army doesn’t have any planes, helicopters, tanks and other weapon systems yet. They have to wait until they have an airship and then they will immediately start killing their own citizens… Sounds really plausible.
8/17/2012 7:45:51 AM
This just reminds me of the South Park episode where they declare war against New Jersey.
8/17/2012 8:43:30 AM
Seems pretty normal for Glenn Beck's site.
8/17/2012 9:02:56 AM
The anti-tax Internet martyr is terrified of this thing:
Truly, this is an eldritch horror, an abomination that was never meant for our feeble four-dimensional minds to comprehend.
8/17/2012 12:36:08 PM
You are fucking mad.
8/17/2012 2:09:54 PM
I wonder if that's the Deathwalker! :O
Bonus points for anyone who gets that reference.
8/17/2012 2:17:55 PM
Wouldn't killing you defeat the purpose of getting you to pay more taxes? Do you people even use your brain?
8/17/2012 2:19:56 PM
Creedence Leonore Gielgud
Embrace democracy or you will be eradicated!
8/17/2012 3:28:36 PM
And who do you think they are planning on taxing after they murder all the tax payers? Seems sorta like a good way to shoot themselves in the foot.
8/17/2012 3:47:20 PM
All the power to them. KILL GLENN BECK FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/17/2012 4:10:06 PM
You know, rocket powered, bomb carrying zeppelins sound pretty cool. I bet there's a good steampunk novel or video game there.
8/17/2012 10:00:23 PM
Why build an airship at all, though? Didn't they kinda go out of style around World War I?
8/18/2012 12:43:15 AM
Raised by Horses
I'd be more worried about drone strikes than glorified blimps.
8/18/2012 4:01:57 AM
Don't go off your meds again, and it will all go away.
8/18/2012 4:36:16 AM
You know too much. We'll just have to rubber you out.
The Goodyear Blimp.
8/18/2012 5:45:11 AM
"Didn't they kind of go out of style around World War 1?"
Not at all. Helium airships- over 170 of them- were used by the Americans during World War Two. They were so staggeringly successful- tens of thousands of ship convoys escorted, with only two ships lost during the entire war, and the highest mission readiness of any air unit- that they were used well into the Cold War, finally discontinued in 1963. Their mission, early warning for Soviet nuclear bombers and hunting diesel-electric submarines, evaporated as the bombers were replaced with ICBMs and diesel-electrics were replaced with nuclear subs. It rendered them obsolete.
This airship- the LEMV- is actually the first production hybrid airship, which is a hybrid between an airplane and airship. It's going to Afghanistan to conduct super-surveillance for weeks on end without landing and/or haul heavy cargo.
8/18/2012 2:34:06 PM
Well, thanks for correcting me, J James. I always thought that the whole Hindenburg disaster was the end of large-scale airship use. Never even knew about using them as cargo escorts.
8/18/2012 7:19:45 PM
Oh, you're right, the Hindenburg was simultaneously the end of using airships as flying luxury liners and the end of giant rigid airships. But in no way did that impede the military from using smaller non-rigid helium airships, though.
I'm excited about the LEMV because it's a whole new kind of aircraft, and also because it holds great promise as a super-cheap way of hauling extremely heavy cargoes very long distances to places without airports or helipads, at the speed of a helicopter. The civilian applications in northern Canada and Alaska alone are particularly exciting.
8/18/2012 8:33:08 PM