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Thunder & Colt AS 105


A T&C AS 105 Mk II hot air airship at the 1996 Worlds in Italy.

Mk2 Gondola and 105,000 cu.ft. Mk2 envelope.

All AS-105 are certified under Civil Aviation Authority UK AN 17803

With the thermal airship, the shape is maintained by a small pressurising motor while the heat is supplied in the same manner as a common or garden hot air balloon, via a large twin burner. Fuel for both motors and the heating is supplied from two 100 litre LPG tanks.


Length: 34 m
Height: 13 m
MAUW: 750 kg
Fuel: LPG
Fuel cap: 2 x 100 lt
Endurance: 2 hr
Envelope capacity. 105,000 cu.ft
Max envelope temp: 120 degC
Max envelope pressure: 14 mm/Hg
Vertical rate of climb: 500 ft/min
Service ceiling. 6000 ft
Normal operational altitude minimum legal
Structural cruise: 12-14 kt
Vne: 15 kt
Forward propulsion: Honda, 600 cc V-twin lquid cooled
Seating capacity: 2 persons


AS-105 MkII
Length overall: 34.0 m (111 ft 6.5 in)
Max. diameter: 13.87 m (45 ft 6 in)
Volume: 2,973.3 cu.m (105,000 cu ft)
Max. speed: 37 km/h (23 mph)
Endurance: 2 h 30 min




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