HAV-304_2837234bThe world’s largest aircraft which can stay airborne for up to three weeks and will be vital in delivering several tonnes of humanitarian aid has been unveiled. The 300ft (91m) ship is part plane, airship and helicopter, and there are plans to eventually use it to transport 50 tonnes of freight.

It is environmentally friendly and will be used for surveillance and communications as well as delivering aid. Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, compared the ship to Thunderbird 2 and described the craft 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. More