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Everyone is taking the mickey out of the world's biggest air liner for very obvious reasons

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(Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The world’s biggest aircraft will be tested over the UK over the course of the following month.

The Airliner 10 is the length of a football pitch and is a mix between a plane, an airship and a helicopter.

It was named after its ability to carry 10 tonnes, it measures 92 metres and can carry 50 people and reach a top speed of 91mph despite being 43m wide and 26m tall.

It can stay airborne for three weeks unmanned and can operate in extreme temperatures, making it a possible search and rescue operation vehicle.

It is usually featured in stories regarding construction and testing developments with images like the above photo, taken on 28 February 2014.

As a result social media reacts to the latest developments on the craft exactly as you'd predict:

Thank god it wasn't made in a different colour.

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Original picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The first test flight for the craft will take place in March.

Chris Daniels, head of partnerships at Hybrid Air Vehicles, told the Independent:

During the flight-test programme… we’re limited because it’s a prototype aircraft. Because it’s under flight-testing conditions, we cannot take passengers.

It will probably be the second aircraft we make that will be a passenger variant. We’ve had a lot of interest in operators looking at luxury tourism and safaris and various sorts of leisure flying. We think that will be an amazing experience – slow-flight, floor-to-ceiling windows, just being able to watch what’s going on.





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