Now that another Titanic ship is being built, do you think a second Hindenburg i

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  1. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Now that another Titanic ship is being built, do you think a second Hindenburg is next to be built?

  2. kidscrafts profile image83
    kidscraftsposted 5 years ago

    In 2004 a newspaper pretended that aeronautical engineers in Germany were drawing up plans to rebuild the Hindenburg dirigible airship.  They were working  in secret.  It's almost 10 years now...so I don't think it's really true anymore.
    Did you know that the original Hindenburg was over 245m long...so it was longer than three jumbo jets!  That would be impressive to see that in the sky!

  3. AMFredenburg profile image78
    AMFredenburgposted 5 years ago

    Good question! My biggest question is, who would want to book a trip on "Titanic II"? Not me!

  4. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    If the successors to the White Star Line learnt from their mistakes and increased both the size of the rudder and the number of lifeboats, and if the designer didn't insist on skirting around the iceberg belt, then I don't see why it couldn't work out.
    As far as concerns another Hindenburg, I wouldn't fancy riding a potential Molotov Cocktail. There's too much that can go wrong, no matter the number of safeguards. R101 wasn't going anywhere but she went up with most of her passengers. Compared to that, travelling behind a steam locomotive at 126mph - even if only for a mile or two - would have been like going for a snooze in your old armchair. That's how safe it was considered travelling on the main lines in the 1930's-1940's (east and west coast UK), and much faster with it!

    1. AMFredenburg profile image78
      AMFredenburgposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It actually wasn't the hydrogen that destroyed the Hindenburg, contrary to popular belief; a candle set the fabric that made up the thing afire. Given new materials and no open flames, it would probably be pretty safe.

    2. alancaster149 profile image84
      alancaster149posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever happened to the 'Hindenburg' is one thing, R101 just going up in flames at rest shows the volatile nature of the material + power source + inflatable mixture, witness the Egyptian incident where there was only one badly burnt survivor

 
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