Lockheed Stratoliner Hydrogen Jet Can Keep On Flying; Without Refueling

September 22, 2011 / No Comments

The fact that many of the automobile designs are inspired from swift moving animals is known to all. When it comes to aircraft, many birds share their design credit. No different is the zero emission jet concept from renowned designer William Brown. The Lockheed Stratoliner concept has taken shape with over-sized wings for the extra lift needed for the prolonged high-altitude flights.

lockheed stratoliner  Lockheed Stratoliner Hydrogen Jet Can Keep On Flying; Without Refueling

The concept is inspired from the Bar-tailed Godwit, an Australian bird that currently holds the record for the longest nonstop flight (7,258 miles from Alaska to Australia sans any food!) Likewise, the Hydrogen Jet Stratoliner can also fly around anywhere around the world without refueling.

As you know, many zero-emission engines have already been invented. Many have been left practically unutilized. On of such is the Cryogenic Hydrogen Turbofan engine.

These engines remarkably can operate in a low power mode like that of fighter jet engines. With this, aircraft can save huge amounts of fuel. These engines can be upgraded and installed in eco-friendly aircraft that can fly anywhere on earth without fuel stop.

From the exterior of this aircraft, we can make out it comes with an interesting front end and a unique split tail. Though we cannot tell that aircraft has the best aerodynamic shape, we are sure the designer will upgrade it to more efficient design in the near future. Watch this space.