Toy Blimp or Real Military Airship?

Is the below blimp a toy or some sort of military transport vehicle?

Screen shot 2013-01-05 at 7.10.44 AMYour choices:

a) Lockheed Martin’s P-791 Airship, a precursor to the new SkyTug.

b) A kid’s toy, the LZ-129, available from Brookstone for $79.95.

3 thoughts on “Toy Blimp or Real Military Airship?”

  1. History repeating itself, the wheel has turned full circle allowing the contractors to profit $ 35 Mio USD.
    (I would love to know who sits on the board and see what relationships interlink within Government)

    Sceptic; Moi?

    Yours Aye.

  2. Old NFO: Bingo!
    EB: It is expensive and vulnerable. (Ie: the challenge of filing it with a flammable gas.) But there is great potential, I think. Still, your skepticism is a healthy reaction.

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