The longest aircraft in the world has been unveiled at an airfield in Cardington, England, from where the great airships of the 1920s flew.
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Originally developed for the US military, the helium-filled hybrid Airlander project was scrapped owing to budget cuts.
Now the giant aircraft is being brought back to life by a British company which plans to build hundreds of the environmentally friendly craft for passengers and cargo.
The current aircraft can carry a load of 1225kg for up to 21 days, but on shorter flights could take up to 5 tonnes. Aircraft still on the drawing board may be able to carry 50 tonnes or more.
BBC News visited the headquarters of Hybrid Air Vehicles in a massive hangar at Cardington to see the inflatable leviathan being put together.
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