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Did you know that Cardington near Bedford still has the Brobdingnagian sheds built to make and house the R31, R32, and R101 airships among others? The imaginatively named Shed 1 is 812 feet (247m) long, 180 feet wide, and 157 feet tall, has a door that weighs 470 tonnes, and covers an area of five acres; its twin Shed 2 is not much smaller. Amazingly one of them is in use again for airship development.

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